Rockefeller Plaza’s annual Christmas Tree is going to help build a low-cost home built by Habitat for Humanity. The tree is going to be milled after the holiday season and will be used to the low-cost home’s exterior walls, which will be located at mid-Hudson Valley, New York, near Mahopac, where the pine tree grew.
Marci Gurton, Habitat for Humanity in Greater Newburgh’s Director of Development said the organization is grateful to the Rockefeller Center for the donation, and stating that the lumber from the tree will be valuable to help a family in need of a decent and low-cost home.
Gurton also said the nature and the goal of the gift is to raise awareness about the important need for low-cost home in the community, and the continuing efforts for community revitalization.
The Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh is said to focus is work in Newburgh, the east part of New York, and developing the area by renovating empty houses and construction low-cost home or houses with any low-income families as their partner.
Newburgh, New York is said to be one of the most distraught metropolitan towns in the United States.
According to CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, Jonathan Reckford, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, for thousands and thousands of people in the U.S. and across the globe, is a symbol of the holiday season, and the organization is proud to have a continuous role in the Christmas tradition.
2010 would be the fourth consecutive year for the Rockefeller Center to donate its annual Christmas tree to build a low-cost home for the Habitat for Humanity.