Americus, Ga., December 31, 2001: Families living in inadequate housing will get a new home this year, thanks to Cellular One’s holiday promotion that raised nearly $200,000 for Habitat for Humanity International. A check was presented to Habitat for Humanity International founder and president Millard Fuller today.
Cellular One stores in 32 cities, owned by Atlanta based Price Communications donated $10 to Habitat for Humanity International for every holiday cellular package sold between Nov. 15 and Dec. 31, 2001. Proceeds are going toward construction of 16 houses within Cellular One in Georgia, Florida and Alabama service areas.
“We are grateful for the support of Cellular One and its employees,” said Millard Fuller, president and founder of Habitat for Humanity International. “It is critical that Habitat receives the support of individuals and businesses to keep the dream of homeownership alive for families in need of adequate housing.”
“We are happy to know that Cellular One is contributing towards a big dream for a family in Americus,” added Desi Wynter, Executive Director of New Horizons Habitat for Humanity Of Greater Sumter County Georgia.
“Shoppers who chose one of our holiday cellular phone packages got a great value while helping to make a dream come true for someone in our community,” said Michael Bruno, CEO and President of Price Communications Wireless, Inc.
Price Communications Wireless, Inc., owns 41 Cellular One stores throughout Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida. Local stores are at 404 Tripp Street in Americus and 1217 16th Avenue East in Cordele.
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Founded by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates in more than 2,000 communities in 83 nations have built and sold more than 100,000 homes to partner families with no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.