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$16 Million In Donations Announced At Int'l Home Builders' Show

Americus, Ga. - February, 9 2001 - Habitat for Humanity International will announce new corporate partners in their More Than Houses: Rebuilding Our Communities campaign at a 7:30 a.m. breakfast Saturday morning at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta. This announcement will be in conjunction with HFHI’s participation as an exhibitor at the International Home Builders’ Show.

Assa Abloy Group Corporation and Yale Residential Security Products, Inc., Centex Homes and Square D/Schneider Electric will all be recognized as new Cornerstone Society Members in HFHI’s More Than Houses campaign. To reach this distinction, donors contribute at least $5 million in the form of cash or product. The donations announced at the International Home Builders’ Show total $16 million. Adding these new donations to those already received by other Cornerstone Society Members such as The Dow Chemical Company, Weyerhaeuser Company, Whirlpool Corporation and the Security Industries Association’s The SAINTS Foundations, donations made by building-related corporations totals more than $60 million.

“These tremendous gifts show the extraordinary level of commitment and dedication our Cornerstone Members have to Habitat’s mission of eliminating poverty housing,” said Millard Fuller, president and founder of HFHI. “Our Cornerstone Society Members provide us with much-needed funding to continue our home-building efforts and reach our goal of building our next 100,000 homes.”

The More Than Houses: Rebuilding our Communities campaign will raise $500 million to help build 100,000 more houses by the end of 2005, bringing Habitat for Humanity’s total to 200,000 - enough homes to shelter 1 million homeowner family members around the world.

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary year, Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Founded by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates in more than 2,000 communities in 76 nations have built and sold more than 100,000 homes to partner families with no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.