AT&T Digital Life and Habitat for Humanity revitalize communities in the U.S.
ATLANTA (April 8, 2014) – AT&T Digital Life ® and Habitat for Humanity are collaborating to rebuild and revitalize communities in the U.S. The effort will kick off in Atlanta with AT&T employee volunteers helping build a house alongside a Habitat homeowner family. This build is one of five that will take place, with future build events planned in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle, thanks to a $150,000 donation from Digital Life to Habitat for Humanity.
“We’re all about giving homeowners peace of mind. As a result, we’re compelled to work with Habitat for Humanity to help those who need the security that owning a home can provide,” said Kevin Petersen, senior vice president, Digital Life, Inc. “Giving back through home builds across the country and in our hometown of Atlanta feels right.”
Digital Life will work with Habitat for Humanity to strengthen their goals and mission to help bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Through this collaboration, Digital Life will donate $10,000 toward the construction of a new home in each of the five locations and will recruit more than 100 AT&T volunteers to participate in the builds.
“The work of Habitat would not be possible without the dedicated support of donors like AT&T, who share not only funding critical to the creation of affordable housing, but also the volunteers necessary for the construction itself,” said Lysa Ratliff, senior director of corporate programs for Habitat for Humanity. “Habitat for Humanity is proud to work with AT&T, building alongside their volunteers and partner families in five locations.”
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.
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