Nissan celebrates 13 years of building sustainable communities with Habitat for Humanity

Nissan celebrates 13 years of building sustainable communities with Habitat for Humanity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (RealEstateRama) — Nissan North America continues its long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation to help build affordable homes in partnership with families in need of decent housing. Nissan’s contributions to Habitat for Humanity in North America amount to more than $15.5 million over the past 13 years.

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“There is a growing need for affordable housing across the U.S.,” said Nissan vice president of Corporate Development and Social Responsibility Rebecca Vest. “Nissan values its partnership with Habitat for Humanity because it helps build sustainable communities where our employees live and work. Our employees look forward to working alongside future homeowners, and their experiences affirm our corporate vision to enrich people’s lives.”

The majority of Nissan’s 2018 donation will go toward the building costs of Habitat homes in locations where Nissan has an operational presence, for vehicle purchases for use by local Habitat organizations and sponsorship of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

“Nissan’s 13-year commitment to Habitat has played an important role in helping families achieve affordable homeownership,” said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, Habitat’s senior vice president of Development. “We are grateful for Nissan’s continuous generous support and the many volunteers who have built alongside future homeowners.”

Habitat affiliates

This year, Nissan employees will volunteer to support Habitat in these U.S. locations:

Arizona

  • Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona

California

  • Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

Colorado

  • Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

Georgia

  • Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

Michigan

  • Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County

Mississippi

  • Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area

Tennessee

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
  • Habitat for Humanity of Williamson-Maury
  • Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity
  • Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity

Texas

  • Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

Virginia

  • Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia

Nissan home dedications

On July 18, Nissan Canton dedicated its 11th home built with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area in Jackson. Nearly 100 Nissan employees volunteered to help build a house alongside the Trotter family.

Nissan Smyrna employees dedicated a new Habitat home with Elexcia and her family on July 12. This marks the 12th Nissan Habitat home constructed in Rutherford County. Nissan also presented Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity with a brand-new NV3500 cargo van, its third vehicle donation to the organization.

Nissan’s partnership with Habitat began in 2005 to support recovery efforts after hurricanes Katrina and Rita damaged the Gulf Coast region. Nissan donated 50 trucks and mobilized employees to assist in homebuilding. Since 2006, Nissan has donated an additional 96 vehicles and Nissan’s employees have logged nearly 100,000 volunteer hours with Habitat for Humanity, building 86 homes across the United States.

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.

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

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Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope

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Phone: 1-229-924-6935

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