Partners Help Make Affordable Housing Possible During Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2008

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Partners Help Make Affordable Housing Possible During Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2008

ATLANTA & BILOXI, Miss. — Habitat for Humanity today announced its appreciation for the many partners that are making homeownership possible with low-income families during this year’s 25th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in the Gulf Coast, May 11-16. Through material, volunteer labor and funding donations, Habitat’s partners are committed to helping address the need for simple, decent and affordable housing. Major partners for the build include the Knight Foundation, The Dow Chemical Company, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, The Home Depot Foundation, The PMI Foundation, Whirlpool Corporation and The Salvation Army.

“The tremendous support from our partners in so many locations sharing gifts of time, talent and resources, helps Habitat for Humanity continue to expand the important work we do to provide affordable housing across the globe,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “As we mark the silver anniversary of Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, I’m deeply grateful for the support we receive in so many ways as we not only build houses, but raise awareness, along the Gulf Coast and around the world.”

“The support we’ve received for this year’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project will serve as a catalyst for increasing the work being done in the Gulf Coast by bringing hope, stability and housing solutions to our local communities,” noted Chris Monforton, president and chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “Our sponsors’ gifts, whether monetary or material, help us build houses and empower families.”

Partners helping to make the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2008 possible include:

* A.O. Smith Water Products Company

* Bank of America

* Cisco

* Citi and Citi Foundation

* Cushman & Wakefield

* Delta Air Lines, Inc.

* DeWalt Industrial Tool Co.

* Dr. Tom and Betsy Clark

* Erik Cullen

* FHLBank Atlanta

* Ferguson

* Gulf Coast Community Foundation

* Habitat for Humanity Romania

* Habitat for Humanity of Greater Stark and Carroll Counties, Ohio

* Habitat for Humanity East Bay

* Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International

* Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Company

* John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

* LP Building Products

* MASCO

* Mississippi Power Foundation and Southern Company Charitable Foundation

* MoneyGram International

* NCAA

* Nissan North America, Inc.

* Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding – Gulf Coast Operations at Pascagoula

* Pacific Gas and Electric Company

* Sandvik Mining and Construction

* Simpson Strong-Tie

* Square D / Schneider Electric

* The Blue Waters Foundation

* The Dow Chemical Company

* The Home Depot Foundation

* The PMI Foundation

* The Salvation Army

* The Schaffner Family Foundation

* Valspar

* Waste Management

* Weaver Family Foundation

* Whirlpool Corporation

* Yale, and ASSA ABLOY GROUP brand