Habitat for Humanity to celebrate 30-year Habitat veteran

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ACTON — Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts invites all area residents to an event celebrating Maggie Monroe-Cassel, four-plus-year executive director for Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts and long-term contributor to Habitat for Humanity International.

The celebration is Jan. 30, from 6-9 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, Boxborough.

Maggie Monroe-Cassel’s involvement with Habitat for Humanity spans 40 years both in individual and executive roles. She first met Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity International, at 17 and quickly realized the power of the Habitat model where volunteers and families work side-by-side to build homes that families then pay for through 0 percent interest mortgages.

Over the past 30 years, Maggie’s accomplishments include founding the Habitat affiliate in Chautauqua County, New York, serving as executive director for the Santa Fe, New Mexico, affiliate, and leading the North Central Massachusetts affiliate.

“Maggie’s work over the last three decades has helped not only our local communities but has also benefited the state, country and many other countries,” states Carolyn Read, newly appointed executive director of Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts. “We hope many in the area will join us in celebrating Maggie’s contributions and dedication.”

Habitat for Humanity partners with families to build new homes and also to help keep families in their homes when finances make it difficult to get necessary repairs done. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Sponsors for the event include Rollstone Bank & Trust, Leominster Credit Union, McCarty Associates Inc., Workers’ Credit Union, Scheid and Company, Exit New Options Real Estate and Avidia Bank.

Participants can register at www.ncmhabitat.org.