March 18, 2014

GM Foundation donates more than US$ 1.45-million to aid Habitat for Humanity

The General Motors Foundation is donating more than US$ 1.45-million to Habitat for Humanity to fund at least 10 new-home builds and 15 neighborhood revitalization projects across the United States, as well as a special veterans' program in partnership with up
to 50 Habitat affiliates.

"An important factor in building stronger families and communities is the stability of a permanent home," said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard. "This constancy is particularly important for our veterans and military service members, and we are committed to helping them - and the Habitat partner families - realize home ownership and take advantage of programs designed to move their lives forward in positive ways."

This commitment from the GM Foundation will help give U.S. military service members and veterans access to programs that will help them become homeowners or improve their current living conditions. It will help fund the development of training programs enabling affiliates to better engage and serve their local veteran community.

General Motors' team GM Cares volunteers, from the company's operations across the country, will volunteer for each project.

"Habitat is grateful for the continued support of the General Motors Foundation," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "This new funding will provide opportunities for many families - and veterans in particular - to partner with Habitat affiliates across the U.S. to build or repair their homes. The donation demonstrates a deep commitment from the General Motors Foundation to help Habitat change lives and transform communities."


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