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Waste Management team helps build houses

OCEANSIDE — Waste Management has been a regular partner with San Diego Habitat for Humanity, working to help build several housing projects, and was recently recognized for its efforts.
Habitat for Humanity officials presented Waste Management with a plaque for its support of Libby Lake Village at the 2009 Home Builders Blitz House Dedication Ceremony Aug. 14. The award was to thank the Waste Management team for its generous donation to the Libby Lake Village project in Oceanside. Libby Lake Village will offer affordable housing to families with incomes of 50 to 80 percent of the area median income and will feature 20 zero-interest mortgage single-family homes with three or four bedrooms. With the continued help of volunteers and sponsors, it is expected to be complete in the summer of 2010.
“Waste Management is excited to play a part in the largest project San Diego Habitat for Humanity has ever undertaken and the largest in Oceanside,” said Lori Somers, municipal and community relations representative for Waste Management. “Especially in these difficult economic times, we are strong believers in Habitat for Humanity’s mission to better the lives of families through affordable homes. This community will be a great addition to Oceanside.”
In addition, Waste Management also joined San Diego Habitat for Humanity to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the Roosevelt Garden affordable housing community in Carlsbad.
Roosevelt Garden is an 11-unit affordable condominium project funded by the city of Carlsbad and dozens of Habitat for Humanity sponsors and volunteers. Four local families were selected to reside in the six townhomes completed as part of the first phase. The second phase of the development is scheduled to be complete in 2011. In addition to providing financial support, 16 Waste Management staff members participated in a Women’s Build event last fall where they tied rebar and dug ditches as part of the construction process.
Pictured, this group of 16 Waste Management staff members worked tirelessly tying rebar and digging ditches at the San Diego Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build event in September of 2008, at the Roosevelt Garden affordable housing community in Carlsbad. Courtesy photo