Through shelter, we empower: Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 annual report celebrates global impact and homeowners’ success stories
ATLANTA, November 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In the past year, thanks to generous donors and more than 2.1 million volunteers, Habitat for Humanity helped nearly 3.5 million people around the world build or improve an affordable place they can call home. With a “hand up” from Habitat, more families have acquired the skills, confidence and opportunity they need to build healthier, more financially stable lives.
BIG PINE KEY, Fla., November 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wrought widespread devastation in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, leaving many families distressed and displaced from their homes. Through its disaster response efforts, Habitat for Humanity thoroughly assesses the shelter and housing needs caused by these storms and works to help rebuild and repair homes alongside homeowners in need of a decent place to live.
Company rolls out financial education addressing the Department of Defense’s new Blended Retirement System
SAN FRANCISCO, November 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In honor of Veterans Day Nov. 11, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that it has donated more than $100 million since 2012 to support military service members, veterans and their families through financial education, career transition and housing initiatives.
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Puerto Rico native, rapper, producer and “Despacito” singer Daddy Yankee joined volunteers in Caguas today to distribute shelter repair kits to families.
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico, November 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Five hundred families living in and around Caguas, Puerto Rico, are receiving tools and supplies to repair their homes today through a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.
The organizations are distributing the first 500 of 2,000 shelter repair kits that are designed to help low-income families across Puerto Rico make interim repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Maria.
In 2017, Delta volunteers built or rehabilitated 19 homes across the United States and Mexico
ATLANTA, November 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Wrapping up this week, Delta and Aeroméxico volunteers built the 250th home in Mexico as a part of the 14th Global Build with long-standing partner Habitat for Humanity. A supporter of local Habitat organizations since 1995, Delta became a national partner in 2006. Through the national partnership, Delta volunteers have helped build or rehabilitate a total of 253 homes in 12 countries around the world.
COVINGTON, Ga., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Habitat for Humanity will send 2,000 shelter repair kits to Puerto Rico to help families repair their damaged homes following Hurricane Maria. The kits—which are being assembled by Habitat volunteers in metro Atlanta this week—are the first phase of the Habitat Hammers Back recovery initiative in Puerto Rico.
HOUSTON, October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Habitat for Humanity is commencing the long-term phase of its Habitat Hammers Back hurricane recovery initiative, pledging to help more than 6,000 families across regions impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
The nonprofit housing leader is seeking to raise $100 million to support the repair, rebuilding and new construction of homes to assist low- and moderate-income families in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
ATLANTA, October 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Habitat for Humanity and Fairfield by Marriott begin a national partnership this year, in celebration of Fairfield’s 30th anniversary.
As part of the partnership, Fairfield associates will join local Habitat organizations to help current and future homeowners build, rehab or repair their homes, helping to improve their communities and their living conditions.
Several employee volunteer builds planned in October
ATLANTA, October 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – State Farm is kicking off several employee builds during the month of October to celebrate 10 years of partnering with Habitat for Humanity.
More than 400 State Farm employees in the company's hub locations of Dallas, Phoenix and Atlanta will build alongside four families in need of affordable housing. The employee volunteers will contribute to the revitalization of a historic neighborhood and help complete a Habitat town home community.