FOX 5 NEWS ANCHOR STEVE LACY AND FOX 5 TRAFFIC REPORTER INES ROSALES JOIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - NEW YORK CITY’S 13TH ANNUAL BUILDER AWARDS GALA
Event honors E*TRADE, Plymouth Church and Habitat-NYC Homeowner Theresa Lyde
New York, NY (January 29, 2013) — Habitat for Humanity - New York City held its 13th Annual Builder Awards dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on Tuesday, January 29. Steve Lacy, Anchor for the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. News on Fox 5, and Ines Rosales, Traffic Reporter for Good Day New York on Fox 5, served as emcees for the gala event.
“Thanks to our many generous and committed supporters, the Builder Awards will help us build more affordable homes for New York City families in need as well as help families affected by Hurricane Sandy,” said Habitat-NYC Acting Executive Director Rachel Hyman.
Habitat for Humanity - New York City is the largest builder of Habitat homes in the Northeast, and thousands of volunteers build with Habitat-NYC each year. Each homebuyer contributes at least 200 volunteer hours as part of their partnership.
This year, Habitat-NYC saluted the following honorees:
• E*TRADE, Corporate Partner of the Year Award. E*TRADE has provided extremely generous funding for Habitat-NYC’s mission and their commitment has helped make the dream of first-time homeownership a reality for hardworking families. Since 2008, E*TRADE volunteers have joined with Habitat-NYC on build sites to strengthen and revitalize some of New York City’s most distressed neighborhoods.
• Plymouth Church, Richard Wong Faith-in-Action Award. Since 1999, Plymouth Church has supported the mission of Habitat-NYC by volunteering to build homes, participating in advocacy campaigns, offering financial support and taking part in special events such as Habitat-NYC’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. build.
• Theresa Lyde, Family Partner of the Year Award. Theresa Lyde is a hardworking, caring mother who wanted nothing more than to create a safe, comfortable home for her family. She partnered with Habitat-NYC and contributed hundreds of volunteer hours to help build homes. Theresa is now a proud first-time homeowner of a Habitat-NYC condominium in Brooklyn.
Other special guests included: Habitat-NYC Board Member and Credit Suisse Vice Chairman Douglas L. Paul, Habitat-NYC Board Chair Peter Knitzer, Habitat-NYC Board Member Rodneyse Bichotte and faith partner Rabbi Andy Bachman, as well as Dominic Fumusa, Stephen Belber, Christina Haag, Lauren Hart, Tracy Feldesman and other members of the Broadway community.
About Habitat for Humanity – New York City
Habitat for Humanity - New York City transforms lives and our city by building quality homes for families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing. With the help of thousands of volunteers every year, Habitat-NYC has built more than 260 affordable homes in the five boroughs of New York City.