November 2, 2017
Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury will receive a grant of $70,000 as part of a $1 million donation from Nissan North America to support local Habitats across the U.S.
For the last 11 years, Nissan has sponsored and volunteer-built a whole home each year for the HFHWM affiliate. This year’s HFHWM Nissan Build began on October 5th on Chester Road in Fairview, TN. Over the last six weeks, 300 volunteers from Nissan’s corporate office in Franklin donated their time to build a home with the Williams family. In December, the home will be sold to the family with an affordable, no interest mortgage, just in time for Christmas.
“Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury is honored to have Nissan as one of our most generous and loyal partners,” explains HFHWM Executive Director Becket Moore. “Nissan embraces community, and we at Habitat are both honored and grateful to be associated with such a socially-conscious organization. Thank you Nissan for your contribution to our affiliate and for your commitment to Habitat for Humanity.”
Nissan employees will volunteer with Habitat in 13 communities working alongside families on home construction and revitalization projects. Nissan is also providing five Habitat organizations with Nissan TITAN trucks to be used to transport construction tools and materials.
“Nissan’s mission is to enrich people’s lives, so we value our partnership with Habitat for Humanity because it helps to build sustainable communities in the areas where our employees live and work,” said Rebecca Vest, Nissan vice president, Corporate Development and Social Responsibility. “Our employees look forward to working alongside future homeowners as they buildtheir homes. The work is enriching for those families and for our employees as they make memories that will last a lifetime.”
Nissan has contributed more than $15 million to Habitat nationally since the partnership began in 2005 when Nissan donated 50 trucks and mobilized employees to assist in home building following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region. Nissan has continued its support through the years by donating an additional 93 trucks and helping to build 85 homes across the U.S. Furthermore, Nissan’s employees have logged more than 97,000 volunteer hours with Habitat for Humanity.
About Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury
For 25 years, Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) has partnered with local churches, businesses, foundations, and the public sector to provide 217 Williamson and Maury County families with the opportunity to purchase their own homes. Home construction and neighborhood development is funded through tax-deductible financial contributions and in-kind donations from local businesses, churches, civic organizations, and individuals, as well as through profits generated from the affiliate’s ReStore. These contributions, along with the labor of sponsor employees, church members, high school students, and other volunteers, enable HFHWM to build and sell homes to families who qualify.
After a thorough qualification process, applicants are selected based on three criteria: the need for affordable housing, the ability to pay the mortgage, and the willingness to partner. HFHWM partner families must complete a homebuyer’s education program and earn at least 200 hours of “sweat equity” by working on their home and the homes of others. HFHWM sells the homes with an affordable mortgage to the families. For more information about our homeownership program, volunteering, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.hfhwm.org.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which became the third member of the Alliance – a grouping with combined annual sales of almost 10 million units a year.
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