Louisville, Ohio, February 21, 2020 – Encino Energy and Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio have partnered to help Bryant and Gina Mowry, and their children James (8), Sophia (7), and Bennett (7.5 months) build their family’s future home in Mingo Junction.
Encino Energy and Williams Energy financially contributed to this home project while employees from both companies have volunteered their time to work side-by-side with the Mowry family. Encino has also donated two floors of office furniture and equipment from their Louisville, Ohio headquarters to ReStore, Habitat’s nonprofit thrift store. These office items were sold to the public at ReStore, with proceeds helping Habitat for Humanity build homes with additional families.
“While Habitat and Encino make continual investments across the same communities, we’re truly grateful to have the opportunity to make a lasting impact by working together,” said Beth Lechner, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. “By doing this good work above ground, Encino Energy helps Habitat build homes, hope, and community, while Bryant and Gina build the foundation for their family’s future.” Sharing the same geographic footprint, Encino Energy and Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio anticipate additional opportunities to partner together in the future.
Through the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program, the Mowry family will invest hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” by building their home and the homes of other Habitat families. They will also complete courses on financial literacy, home maintenance, and personal development. When the home is complete, they will purchase it through Habitat for Humanity with an affordable 0% interest mortgage.
“Community partnership is a major priority for Encino and the relationship with Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio demonstrates our ongoing commitment to invest our time and financial resources toward meaningful projects, “said Jackie Stewart, Director External Affairs for Encino Energy. “We look forward to continuing to work together to lift up eastern and southeastern Ohio.”
About Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio:
Serving Stark, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio is driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and purchase the homes with an affordable zero interest mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, Habitat empowers. To learn more, visit habitateco.org.
About Encino Energy
Founded in 2011, Encino Energy is a private oil and gas operating company. Encino’s is the largest well owner and leaseholder in Ohio and is actively drilling in Jefferson, Harrison, Carroll, and Columbiana counties. Encino Energy is — and will remain — committed to investing in our assets, people and innovative ideas to continue to get the best results for our investors, the environment and the communities we call home. To learn more, visit encinoenergy.com.