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September 4th, 2013

Habitat Newburgh earns a $500,000 Dyson grant

NEWBURGH – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh has been awarded $500,000 grant from the Dyson Foundation to support its ambitious campaign to build 50 Houses in 5 years. The Dyson Foundation grant will catalyze Habitat Newburgh’s bold vision for the City of Newburgh through its Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.

"Receiving this generous support from the Dyson Foundation provides us not only with critical funding, but validates the impact that Habitat Newburgh strives to make in this community," stated Cathy Collins, Habitat Newburgh’s executive director. "We are very grateful to the Dyson Foundation for recognizing Newburgh’s significant need and Habitat for Humanity’s key role in addressing that need."

"The Dyson Foundation is pleased to support Habitat Newburgh’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative because it represents a bold but appropriate vision to support the city’s re-development by stimulating home ownership and the adaptive re-use of vacant properties," said Michell Speight, Dyson Foundation Director of Programs.

To meet the goals outlined in the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, Habitat Newburgh is seeking a broad range of community involvement and support – from volunteering on site to applying to become a homeowner. For more information, visit Habitat Newburgh’s website at

Founded in October of 1999, Habitat Newburgh is one of 1,500 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International and is the largest and most productive affiliate in the Hudson Valley.

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