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Partners help lead the way in making affordable housing possible during Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy Carter Work Project 2007

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 29, 2007) – Habitat for Humanity thanks the many partners (http://www.habitat.org/jcwp/2007/partners.aspx) who are helping to make homeownership possible with low-income families during this year’s Jimmy Carter Work Project in Los Angeles, Oct. 28-Nov. 3. Through material, volunteer labor and funding donations, Habitat’s partners are committed to help address the need for safe, sustainable and affordable housing. Major partners for the build include the City of Los Angeles, City of Santa Monica, State of California, Citi, City of Burbank, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, I.B.E.W. (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), Lowe’s, The Dow Chemical Company, The Home Depot and Time Warner.

“Habitat for Humanity couldn’t continue—let alone expand—the important work we’re doing across the globe without the tremendous support from so many partners in so many locations sharing so many gifts of time, talents and resources. We’re grateful for all the support we receive from individuals and groups, including our generous corporate friends who step up in numerous ways to demonstrate their concern for families living in terrible conditions,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “As we begin another exciting Jimmy Carter Work Project this week, I’m particularly thankful for our friends who are helping highlight the urgency of decent shelter through their premier sponsorship of this year’s event.”

“The support we’ve received for this year’s Jimmy Carter Work Project has provided us with a foundation to increase our capacity to build more homes in Los Angeles,” noted Erin Rank, president and chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. “The generosity of our sponsors will have an immediate impact on the families who will live in these homes and on the more than 3,000 volunteers from all over the world who are building with them. Our sponsors’ gifts, whether monetary or material, build community, increase capacity and inspire people to get involved.”

Partners making the Jimmy Carter Work Project 2007 possible include:

The Ahmanson Foundation
Arden Realty Inc.
Bank of America
Beach Cities Friends & Capital Group Foundation
Bentley Prince Street Carpet
Chevron
Citi
City of Burbank
City of Los Angeles
City of Lynwood
City of Santa Monica
Clear Channel Outdoor
Conduit Development
Contessa Premium Foods
Continental Development
Corporation
Crail-Johnson Foundation
Creative Artists Agency
DIY Network
The Dow Chemical Company
Endeavor
Ericson
Fannie Mae
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
Ferguson
Folgers Gourmet Selections
Goodman/Geary Pacific
Supply
Global Green
Hilton Hotel
The Home Depot
IBEW
James Hardie
Jon Bon Jovi/Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation
Kaiser Permanente
KPMG
Lowe’s
Materials Matter
Majestic Lighting
Mobile Mini
MoneyGram International
Nissan North America
ORCO Construction Supply
The PMI Group Inc.
The Port of Los Angeles
PODS
Presbyterian Coalition
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Regency Centers
Rinnai
Rotary 5280
Schneider Electric
Sempra Energy
Sennott Family Foundation
Shady Acres
Simpson Strong-Tie
Sony Pictures
Schneider Electric
Squid & Squash Foundation
State of California
Thomas A. Middeler & Kristine Middeler Kinsey
Sony Pictures
Time Warner
Togawa Smith Martin
Union Bank of California
United Talent Agency
Valspar
The Walt Disney Company
Waste Management
Weyerhaeuser Company
Foundation
The Werner Co.
Whirlpool Corporation
William Morris Agency

Habitat’s JCWP is an annual, internationally recognized event in which former U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, join Habitat volunteers to build simple, decent and affordable homes in partnership with people in need of both housing and hope. President Carter has been personally involved in the construction of Habitat homes around the world that provide shelter to more than 10,000 people. For more information, visit http://www.habitat.org/how/carter.aspx or http://www.jcwpla.org/jcwpla/.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles strives to eliminate poverty housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families in need to build simple, decent affordable housing. Since 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles has built more than 200 homes, transforming the lives of hundreds of individuals. In the spring of 2007, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles kicked off its three-year “Building a Greater Los Angeles” campaign to build or rehabilitate 250 homes in Los Angeles County. www.habitatla.org

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.