Perrysburg business donates $14,415 to Habitat for Humanity

PERRYSBURG – For the third year in a row, Cutting Edge Countertops has made a donation to Habitat for Humanity.

For every purchase made during the month, Cutting Edge Countertops donated a percentage of the sales to advance the Habitat for Humanity mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. That added up to $14,415.

“We try to make a difference in all the communities we serve, and it gives us great joy to partner with Habitat for Humanity affiliate organizations,” said Brian Burns, Cutting Edge Countertops’ Co-Owner/Founding Partner. “The need for affordable housing continues to grow along with home repair assistance. There are a lot of people out there that need help. Habitat for Humanity comes through and leaves lasting impacts on families and communities as a whole.

“We believe in their purpose and mission, as it aligns with our commitment to be a positive force within the communities we live, work and play in,” Burns said. “It’s important to us that our donation be utilized in our service areas to directly help local families.”

Cutting Edge Countertops operates in three states – Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.

The local donation will benefit Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, which plans to use the donation to help a family in the Habitat for Humanity Homebuyer Program.

The Homebuyer Program provides an opportunity for participants to own their own home with a 0% interest mortgage. To qualify, participants apply based on an inadequate current living situation, their ability to pay a monthly mortgage and willingness to partner to successfully complete “sweat equity” hours. Educational meetings also are included and focus on financial management and home maintenance leading to responsible homeownership.

This year Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity will complete 13 homes in Northwest Ohio.

“The need for affordable homes is only growing and is vital to the health and safety of families,” said Michael McIntyre, executive director Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. “Cutting Edge Countertops understands this need and is responding in such a big way, both locally and in the tri-state area. We are so grateful for their gift and partnership.”