National Hockey League Foundation and NHLPA donate to Habitat for Humanity for hurricane recovery

ATLANTA (Sept. 21, 2017) The National Hockey League Players’ Association and National Hockey League Foundation have contributed a combined total of $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity in support of the Habitat Hammers Back hurricane recovery efforts. The donation will support on-the-ground responses to Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas and affected areas.

Hurricane Harvey caused unprecedented severe flooding in southeast Texas, damaging thousands of homes and communities. With the help of local Habitat offices, Habitat is assessing the shelter and housing needs in areas impacted by the hurricane and developing response options. Long-term housing repair and construction plans will be determined after evaluations and will depend on the level of support received from donors, volunteers, corporate partners and other community organizations.

“We appreciate this generous donation to help families recover from Hurricane Harvey,” said Lynda Smith, senior director of Corporate Relations for Habitat for Humanity International. “We ask for anyone who can to join Habitat Hammers Back by visiting today.”

Habitat has been responding to disasters since 1997 and to date has helped more than 230,000 families in 52 countries through its disaster response work. Following Hurricane Katrina, Habitat organizations along the Gulf Coast built more than 6,000 homes and removed debris and cleaned more than 2,500 homes in preparation for rehabilitation. Habitat also mounted responses to Superstorm Sandy, tornadoes through the South and Midwest, and earthquakes and typhoons overseas.

To donate, or for updates about Habitat’s hurricane recovery efforts, visit or follow #HabitatHammersBack on social media.

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About Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit