Habitat for Humanity International honors Hunter Douglas
Window fashions manufacturer a national sponsor for 17 years
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, New Jersey (May 20, 2009) – Habitat for Humanity International recently recognized window fashions manufacturer Hunter Douglas for its long-term support. Hunter Douglas has been a national sponsor of Habitat since 1992, donating more than 300,000 custom-made window coverings for the privacy rooms of all new Habitat homes in the United States and Canada.
“Habitat for Humanity appreciates the support of Hunter Douglas in supplying privacy blinds free of charge to our affiliates for the past 17 years,” said Doug Harper, regional development director at Habitat for Humanity International. “Thousands of Habitat families have benefitted from this generosity, and we look forward to continuing our partnership as we work for the cause of providing safe, decent and affordable housing.”
Harper recently met with Hunter Douglas president and chief executive officer, Marv Hopkins, and other company executives at the Upper Saddle River headquarters and presented them with a commemorative plaque.
“We are very pleased to have received this recognition from Habitat,” said Hopkins. “We wholeheartedly support the essential cause of making the dream of affordable housing a reality for lower-income families by helping them help themselves.”
In addition to providing window coverings, many Hunter Douglas employees have contributed their time to help build Habitat homes in their local communities throughout North America.
Headquartered in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Hunter Douglas is the leading manufacturer of custom window fashions in North America.
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 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.