The actions of Barbara Stokes, CEO of Green Structure Homes of Alabama, makes me believe we need more women in leadership roles across the country. The powerful female CEO instructed her company to deliver $50,000 worth of building materials to the local Habitat for Humanity in the Huntsville, Alabama, area. Read more about Barbara Stokes at WDRB.com.
This saves Habitat for Humanity all sorts of money. And the savings are passed on to families in need and the community at large. The building materials came in the form of drywall and hardie fascia board. These integral building materials are incredibly expensive as they provide insulation and protection from water damage.
Habitat for Humanity in Madison County has been at work since 1987 and has housed over 272 families. During their 31 years of existence, they have constructed 203 new houses while rehabbing 65 other homes.
The nonprofit provides housing for families that are going through mental or physical hardships. Habitat for Humanity uses volunteer labor and as much donated building material as possible. They then sell the house to the family in need with a no-interest mortgage for the cost of materials.
The $50,000 donation from Barbara Stokes and GSH will greatly reduce the cost of materials which will make the housing even more affordable for those families in need. And it is not the first time she has donated to this charitable organization. She gave them $75,000 worth of building material just last year.
Barbara Stokes even saves Habitat for Humanity money on the supply chain. She delivered the building materials using her own semi trucks which saves habitat for Humanity even more money on delivery costs. Again, this trickles down to needy families in the Huntsville area.
The construction of affordable housing also makes homes more affordable in the Huntsville area for the community at large. Her donation is strengthening the Huntsville community while helping the most vulnerable populations.
Her company, Green Structure Homes of Alabama, is a disaster relief contractor. They use proprietary engineering and materials to construct temporary homes for natural disaster victims. The company is coming off a $26 million contract with FEMA after Hurricane Harvey. Learn more about Barbara Stokes at Crunchbase.