Williamson County Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Nov. 27.
As part of a long-standing partnership with Nissan North America, Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) will receive a grant of $70,000 as part of a $1 million donation to support local Habitats across the United States.
“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.”
Each year for the last 12 years, Nissan has sponsored and volunteer-built a home for the HFHWM affiliate. This year’s HFHWM Nissan Build began on October 4 on 915 East End St. in Columbia, Tenn. Over the last six weeks, 300 volunteers from Nissan’s corporate office in Franklin donated their time to build a home with future homeowner Debbie Fleming. In December, the home will be sold to Fleming with an affordable mortgage, just in time for her to move in for Christmas.
“There is a growing need for affordable housing across the U.S.,” said Andrew Tavi, Nissan Division Vice President, Corporate & External Affairs. “Nissan values its partnership with Habitat for Humanity because it helps build sustainable communities where our employees live and work. We look forward to working alongside future homeowners, and their experiences affirm our corporate vision to enrich people’s lives.”
Nissan has contributed more than $15.5 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 96 vehicles and building 86 homes across the U.S. Nissan’s employees have logged more than 100,000 volunteer hours with Habitat for Humanity.
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