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Charter helps Habitat’s ‘Cars for Homes’ effort

Charter Communications helps Habitat for Humanity ‘recycle cars into homes’ for families in need of decent housing

AMERICUS, Ga. (Nov 15, 2005) — With 5.1 million U.S. families living in substandard conditions and recent natural disasters adding to the number of people needing shelter, affordable housing is a need in all our communities. By generating awareness through cable television spots, Charter Communications, Inc. Western Division has helped Habitat for Humanity’s “Cars for Homes™” program turn donated vehicles into cash to help meet the need for affordable housing.

Charter Communications, a broadband communications company, announced today that it is expanding the rotation of Habitat’s Cars for Homes public service announcement into markets throughout the western United States, including those in the Los Angeles and Riverside areas, as well as Charter communities in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. This donation is in addition to the approximately $200,000 worth of advertising and production services Charter Communications donated to Cars for Homes over the last year.

Habitat’s Cars for Homes program accepts donated cars, boats, RVs and other vehicles to generate funds that benefit the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate and community where the donation is made. “Cars for Homes provides an easy way for Habitat’s supporters to help families living in substandard conditions in their local communities. The ongoing support and generous contributions by Charter help generate awareness of Habitat’s mission and of this unique way donors can help”, said Marcia Rundle, director of Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program.

Craig Watson, vice president for Charter Communications Western Division, and his production team helped develop and produce the Cars for Homes public service announcement that is now being inserted into rotations and viewed by Charter customers. Watson said, “Habitat for Humanity is a powerful presence in almost every community we serve. We see our partnership as a natural extension of our commitment to give back to our local communities”.

More information on how to donate a car, truck, boat, RV or other vehicle to help eliminate substandard housing can be obtained by calling Habitat for Humanity Cars for Homes™ at 1-877-277-HFHI (4344) toll free, or at

About Cars for Homes™
Cars for Homes™ is Habitat for Humanity’s national program that provides donors a quick and easy process for donating cars, trucks, boats, RVs and other vehicles to help build homes in partnership with local low-income families in need of decent, affordable shelter.

About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International, based in Americus, Ga., is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 200,000 houses in nearly 100 countries, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for one million people.

About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, Inc., a broadband communications company, provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television on an advanced digital video programming platform via Charter Digital™, Charter High-Speed™ Internet service and Charter Telephone™. Charter Business™ provides scalable, tailored and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to organizations of all sizes through business-to-business Internet, data networking, video and music services. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at