Edgartown hotel and restaurant managers pitch in for Habitat


A volunteer group of 28 managers from Edgartown’s Harbor View Hotel, the Kelley House, and Newes From America Pub painted doors and trim and installed rigid insulation on two Habitat for Humanity houses in West Tisbury on Wednesday, February 15.

Elizabeth Rothwell, director of marketing and events for the businesses, the Island’s third largest employer, said the company organized the event to be a team-building activity that would make a positive impact.

The 28 volunteers were divided into four groups, each supervised by Habitat construction supervisors and board members. They painted interior doors and window trim at 49 Bailey Park, installed rigid insulation on the exterior of the First Day Cottage at 50 Bailey Park and conducted a general site organization and cleanup.

The project was an excellent opportunity for the Harbor View, Kelley House, and Newes Pub management staff to strengthen relationships among themselves while working together toward a common goal, according to Habitat executive director Neal Sullivan. He said it provided an opportunity for them to learn about Habitat’s unique affordable home development model while making a concrete and measurable difference in the stability of the community.

Mr. Sullivan said, “Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard is very fortunate to have participated in this effective Harbor View, Kelley House and Newes Pub team-building event,”

For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard visit habitatmv.org.