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Ames True Temper® donates more than $660,000 in tools to Habitat for Humanity

25,000 lawn and garden tools will support post-Hurricane Irene and Susquehanna Valley flood response projects in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

CAMP HILL, Penn. (Nov. 15, 2011) – Ames True Temper® announced today a gift-in-kind donation of lawn and garden tools to Habitat for Humanity. The donation, worth more than $660,000, includes over more than 25,000 Craftsman-branded lawn and garden tools. As the manufacturer of the Craftsman non-powered lawn and garden products, Ames True Temper partnered with Sears to coordinate this donation.

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The donation is for Habitat for Humanity affiliates and their Habitat ReStore resale outlets in multiple counties and metro areas throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition to ongoing Habitat for Humanity home construction and refurbishment projects, the donation will support post-Hurricane Irene and Susquehanna Valley flood response projects.

“We are honored to partner with Habitat for Humanity in its mission to build, rehabilitate and repair safe and affordable housing, especially in the wake of the recent mid-Atlantic flooding and effects of Hurricane Irene,” said Joe Saffron, director of marketing and product development, Ames True Temper. “We understand the importance of an adequate home environment, and we are pleased that these high-quality tools will be used to help Habitat build and revitalize homes and strengthen communities.”

About Ames True Temper®
Ames True Temper is the leading, as well as the oldest, manufacturer of non-powered lawn and garden tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania (near Harrisburg), the company manufactures and markets a wide variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, cutting tools, garden hoses and hose accessories, striking tools, snow tools, decorative garden accessories and planters. Ames True Temper brands are among the most recognized across their primary product categories. Its brand portfolio includes True Temper®, Ames®, UnionTools®, Garant®, Hound Dog®, Dynamic Design®, as well as the commercial offerings under the Jackson® and Razor-Back® Professional Tool brands.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit Habitat.org, follow us at facebook.com/habitat or at twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at habitat.org/blog.