AT&T Digital Life® Joins Habitat for Humanity NYC to Help Homeowners Affected by Superstorm Sandy
DALLAS, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T Digital Life ® and Habitat for Humanity NYC will work together to rebuild and revitalize a community in Staten Island, N.Y. on Friday, May 2. AT&T employee volunteers will join Habitat for Humanity New York City to help repair a Staten Island home that was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy. This is the second project for the collaboration, with future build events planned in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle thanks to a $150,000 donation from Digital Life to Habitat for Humanity.
"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 a home can provide," said Kevin Petersen, senior vice president of Digital Life, Inc. "We are committed to giving back through home builds and repair projects across the country and especially in communities like New York City."
Digital Life will work with Habitat for Humanity New York City 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.
"AT&T has always been about connecting people. Today, they are connecting their great people with those in need on Staten Island and that is something to admire and be grateful for," said Neil Hetherington, CEO of Habitat for Humanity New York City.
On Friday, May 2, AT&T volunteers will help perform critical home repairs on a Staten Island home that was damaged in the storm from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
About Habitat for Humanity New York City
Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives and our city by building quality homes with families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing. With the help of thousands of volunteers every year, Habitat NYC has served more than 380 families in the five boroughs of New York City with their permanent housing needs. To learn more, visit HabitatNYC.org. Follow Habitat for Humanity New York City on Twitter at @HabitatNYC.
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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