Honeywell partners with Habitat for Humanity to help with tsunami relief
$500,000 donation will build 375 homes in India, 125 homes in Indonesia
AMERICUS, Ga. (May 9, 2005) – Habitat for Humanity International announced today that Honeywell has donated $500,000 to support expanded tsunami relief in the Indian Ocean basin. Honeywell’s contribution, made through its Hometown Solutions program, will fund the construction of 375 homes in India and 125 homes in Indonesia.
Construction will begin shortly on the 375 “Honeywell Homes” in India, starting with Habitat Building Centers and progressing to the states of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Kanyakumari. In Indonesia, the 125 “Honeywell Homes” will be built in the devastated provinces of Medan and Aceh and the island of Nias.
“Habitat and Honeywell have both worked in the Indian Ocean basin for a number of years, and both have made a difference in peoples’ lives there,” said Paul Leonard, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International. “For 500 families, this generous donation means getting them back on their feet, back into safe and decent shelter and another step closer to a hopeful future.”
“Honeywell is committed to helping the communities devastated by the recent tsunami,” said Tom Buckmaster, president of Honeywell Hometown Solutions. “Partnering with Habitat for Humanity International will enable us to leverage our expertise in housing and shelter to help those affected by this tragedy and assist with rebuilding in India and Indonesia.”
Habitat has set a goal to build up to 35,000 homes in the next two years in the tsunami-ravaged region. The global organization will then work with families to expand those homes and to build tens of thousands more in the years ahead.
Honeywell Hometown Solutions focuses Honeywell’s community outreach efforts on three issues of vital importance to the company’s communities: Family Safety and Security; Housing and Shelter; and Science and Math Education. Together with leading public and non-profit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. For additional information about Honeywell Hometown Solutions, please visit www.honeywell.com/hhs .
Honeywell International is a $26-billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com/hhs .
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International, based in Americus, Ga., is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. By the end of 2005, Habitat will have built its 200,000th house and more than one million people will be living in Habitat homes they helped build. www.habitat.org .