Through Sands Cares, our charitable giving and community engagement program, we strive to provide numerous community volunteer opportunities for our Team Members throughout the year. Often, these are singular, one-day events, like planting a community garden or helping to build a home with Habitat for Humanity. We also sponsor events that span days—and sometimes months—filled with multiple, thematically connected opportunities.
Grants align with Wells Fargo’s focus on housing affordability
ATLANTA, December 18, 2019 /3BL Media/– Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is teaming with Habitat for Humanity to help families stay in their homes and neighborhoods, and to champion advocacy work that helps people meet basic shelter needs, among other initiatives.
Wells Fargo has donated $10.7 million directly to local Habitat organizations across the country in 2019 to help build affordable housing. An additional $788,000 gift this year and $2.25 million from an earlier donation will support Habitat for Humanity International initiatives that:
Chef Ro Sanders shared how cooking healed her PTSD
A decorated Army veteran, Chef Roshara Sanders grew up in a Habitat for Humanity home in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and it was her mother, Sharon, who fed her growing appetite for cooking and preparing meals. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Chef Ro discusses her life journey to become a professional chef, as well as how her service influences her life today and how cooking helps to heal her PTSD.
On August 14th, several Whirlpool Corporation employees went to Lafayette, Indiana to take part in a build for Habitat Humanity. The house will be the new home for a single mother and her son. One of the volunteers who worked on the project was Global Information Systems employee Rex Pennington.
“As soon as I saw this opportunity, I signed up for it because I really love Habitat,” said Pennington. “It’s an organization that’s near and dear to my heart. I like that it’s a “hand up” and not a “handout” philosophy.”
Whirlpool Corporation is celebrating its 20-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity this year, as well as the 10th year it has participated in the Indiana University one-week blitz build held annually on their campus in Bloomington, Indiana, in conjunction with the Kelley School of Business.
Nearly 3000 Whirlpool Corporation employees will join together in volunteer efforts across the globe as part of the company’s inaugural Global Community Day. The day of community service will take place September 16 – 30.
Stemming from the annual Community Day established in 2017 by the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, Whirlpool Corporation’s Global Community Day will activate employees in 15 countries, with volunteer efforts focused on creating more vibrant communities through health and wellness, safe and sustainable housing and enhancing education.
The company’s sixth annual golf tournament raised record funds for the non-profit organization
CALHOUN, Ga., September 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Every house should feel like home.
That’s why Mohawk Industries has partnered for the past six years with Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County to host a golf tournament that raises money through entry fees, sponsorships, donations and Mohawk’s corporate gift to help the local chapter create safe and comfortable housing options. The September 2019 event, held at Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville, Georgia, raised a record-breaking $107,000 that will help provide a home for a deserving Gordon County family.
LIXIL Americas is proudly partnering with Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, a grass-roots, nonprofit housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and helping families in need to obtain decent, affordable housing. Through this partnership, LIXIL Americas will support 50% of the housing projects in the East Central Ohio chapters, providing a safe and comfortable shelter for hard working, low income families like Andrea's.
July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ CASE Construction Equipment, the global construction equipment brand of CNH Industrial N.V. ((NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) dealer Ina Store supplied a compact track loader and grapple bucket to Team Rubicon for a land clearing project in Baldwin, Michigan.