SEATTLE, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T Digital Life ® and Habitat for Humanity worked together today to build a house in the Seattle area for families in need of a home. AT&T employee volunteers joined Habitat for Humanity Seattle to help build a house in Renton, Washington. This is the third home build for the collaboration, with future build events planned in Dallas and Los Angeles thanks to a $150,000 donation from Digital Life to Habitat for Humanity.
AT&T volunteers helped with construction on a 9-unit multi-family home at Habitat's La Fortuna. La Fortuna is located in Renton's Benson Heights neighborhood, off Petrovitsky Road in an area zoned Residential Multifamily. The property is vacant land within an area of residential homes built from approximately 1960 to 1970. It will provide 41 very-low-income families with both an affordable home and an affordable mortgage in a new housing development in Renton.
"AT&T Digital Life collaborating with Habitat for Humanity is an opportunity for us to help those who need the security and peace of mind that owning a home can provide," said Kevin Petersen, senior vice president of Digital Life, Inc. "We are committed to giving back through home builds across the country and especially in communities like Seattle."
Digital Life will work with Habitat for Humanity to strengthen their goals and mission to help bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Through this collaboration, Digital Life will donate $10,000 toward the construction of a new home in each of the five locations and will recruit more than 100 AT&T volunteers to participate in the builds.
Environmental stewardship and long-term affordability will be ensured by constructing the townhomes to achieve or surpass Energy Star and Master Builders "Built Green" 4-Star sustainable building standards
About Habitat for Humanity Seattle
Habitat for Humanity SKC, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a faith-based, nonprofit housing organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat SKC is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing through constructing, renovating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat SKC builds more than houses—we transform local communities. Habitat SKC has built, renovated or repaired more than 350 homes for families in need of affordable housing in 17 communities within King County. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitatskc.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitatSKC or on twitter @habitatskc.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.
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