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Tile Partners for Humanity pledges $2.5 million to Habitat for Humanity

New five-year pledge doubles previous commitment

ATLANTA (Sept. 9, 2009) – Tile Partners for Humanity Inc., a partner with Habitat for Humanity International and outreach organization for the tile industry, announced today a new five-year $2.5 million pledge to Habitat for Humanity International. The pledge doubles the organization’s previous five-year pledge and will provide donations of tile, tile-related materials and labor for Habitat for Humanity homes in the United States.

“Habitat for Humanity is grateful for the longtime support of Tile Partners for Humanity and their efforts to engage the tile industry in the work of Habitat,” said Larry Gluth, vice president, U.S. Area Office for Habitat for Humanity International. “The donations of products and labor help to make affordable housing possible in partnership with low-income families in need of homes.”

Tile Partners for Humanity exceeded its previous five-year pledge of $1.25 million by facilitating more than $2.75 million in donated tile and materials to Habitat and hopes to do the same with the new pledge.

“Tile Partners for Humanity and the tile industry are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity International,” says executive director Lynn Labuda. “We strongly believe in Habitat’s mission to eliminate poverty housing and build simple, decent and durable homes to strengthen families and communities.”

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 .

About Tile Partners for Humanity
Formed in 2002, TPFH is a partnership between the tile industry and Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit organization working to eliminate substandard housing around the world. Industry partners provide tile, setting materials, tools, floor preparation materials, cleaners and sealers, labor and installation training to Habitat affiliates interested in building with tile. TPFH is a 5013c organization that grants tax relief for donations of materials or other support for their partnership.

For more information about TPFH, please visit http://www.tpfh.com or contact Lynn Labuda at 770-416-0200.