NISSAN recently renewed its partnership to Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation. The funding will support the construction of seven homes in Texas, Tennessee, Michigan, Mississippi and Canada. Additionally, several Habitat affiliates will receive sustainability grants to be used to incorporate green features and obtain certification in a green building construction standard. The funding will also cover the donation of four trucks to be used in affiliate construction activities.
Including its current donation, Nissan’s total support for Habitat for Humanity amounts to $11.6 million over the past nine years. Nissan’s partnership with Habitat began in response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Nissan donated 50 Nissan Titan trucks to assist Habitat’s response efforts in the Gulf Coast and mobilized employees to assist in home building. Since 2006, Nissan employees have helped to build nearly 60 homes across the United States. Nissan’s employees have logged more than 70,000 volunteer hours building homes with Habitat for Humanity.
DOW and Habitat for Humanity have been strategic partners for more than 30 years. Dow continues its commitment to Habitat in 2014 by donating energy-saving products and engaging more than 1,500 employee volunteers. These volunteers are expected to log 10,000 volunteer hours on 41 Habitat builds in 15 countries, including first-time projects in Puerto Rico and Japan.
Dow was Habitat’s first national corporate partner, and since 1983 has been instrumental in the construction of more than 41,000 Habitat homes in the United States and 26 countries. Dow engages a holistic approach with Habitat, contributing not only funds and energy-saving insulation products, but significant volunteer support. Dow volunteers work on Habitat construction sites, serve as board members for Habitat affiliates worldwide and share their expertise in energy efficiency and conservation to assist Habitat in creating affordable, sustainable housing. This approach aligns with a number of Dow’s 2015 Sustainability Goals, including those related to energy efficiency, community success and local protection of human health and the environment.
DELTA and Habitat for Humanity have a longstanding partnership, where they continue to work together to improve the shelter conditions of families around the world. Through local and national support, Delta employees have helped build 199 Habitat homes in 11 countries around the world, including the U.S. Habitat is one of Delta’s core community partners in its Force for Global Good, which encourages employees to make a difference in the communities where they live, work and serve.
Continuing this tradition with Habitat for Humanity, more than 2,300 Delta Air Lines employees are building houses across the country this fall. Delta employees are working alongside families in the major Delta hubs of Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis and New York City, as well as in Los Angeles and Seattle, key international gateway cities. Earlier this year, 90 Delta employees built 10 homes in Manila, Philippines. Additionally, Delta employees have built homes in Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, Mexico, South Africa and Thailand; and they joined Habitat’s response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, helping to build a new community not far from the quake’s epicenter.
WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS, WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT and WARNER BROS. ENTERAINMENT CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY created a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity to launch “There’s No Place Like Home,” a campaign celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the classic film, The Wizard of Oz™.
The year-long program kicked off in early September with a digital fundraising campaign. Throughout the year, the campaign will feature several themed initiatives and events supporting Habitat for Humanity’s work to create decent, safe and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.
Warner Bros. and Habitat for Humanity offer a dedicated website and corresponding Facebook application where consumers can support the “There’s No Place Like Home” campaign throughout the year. All donations to the “There’s No Place Like Home” campaign will support Habitat for Humanity’s mission to create housing in partnership with low-income families.