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Habitat for Humanity International videos and annual report win awards

ATLANTA (July 14, 2010) – Habitat for Humanity International videos have won six Telly Awards, and the organization’s 2009 annual report “How Hope Grows” won three Vision awards from the League of American Communications Professionals.

“The recognition and awards provide well-deserved honors for our teams,” said Chris Clarke, senior vice president of Marketing and Communications. “Their award-winning efforts capture the heart of our work, the people who make it possible and the families whose lives are bettered as a result.”

The Tellys are national awards honoring film and video productions; local, regional and national commercials and programs; and creative visuals for the Web.

Habitat’s video team won three silver and three bronze Tellys in total. Tellys are only offered in silver and bronze. The winning videos include Habitat’s fundraising videos, Habitat’s Global Village volunteer trips videos and videos of Habitat’s home building efforts with AmeriCorps.

Habitat for Humanity’s 2009 annual report “How Hope Grows” has also won more awards, this time from LACP’s 2009 Vision Awards. The Vision Awards is a competition among annual reports.

Habitat for Humanity won two platinum and one bronze honor from LACP. The report placed 22nd overall among 4,000 entries from 25 countries.

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, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 350,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.75 million people. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit www.habitat.org.