Habitat for Humanity renews long-standing partnership with Travelers to build safe, resilient communities
ATLANTA (August 14, 2020) — Habitat for Humanity today announced that it is receiving more than $400,000 from Travelers to support its Homes, Communities, Hope + You campaign. The grant builds on Travelers’ 2019 donation, which aided the construction of more than 40 affordable homes across the U.S., including six weather-resilient homes in cities prone to natural disasters.
“We are grateful to Travelers for their continued partnership,” said Julie Laird Davis, vice president of corporate and cause marketing partnerships for Habitat for Humanity International. “Travelers’ commitment to creating thriving communities has been instrumental in our efforts, and we look forward to working together to help even more families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.”
Since 2002, Travelers has provided $5.6 million in support of Habitat’s work, and the company’s employees have dedicated more than 5,000 hours of volunteer time to help with Habitat’s community builds, disaster relief initiatives and other projects.
“Ensuring the availability of affordable housing is critical to creating safe, stable neighborhoods,” said Rita Ortiz, director of community relations at Travelers. “We’re pleased to continue our support of Habitat for Humanity and help provide additional homeownership opportunities in communities across the country.”
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 local communities across all 50 states in 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 habitat.org.