COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America has once again committed $50,000 towards the efforts of Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. Continuing its long standing relationship with the organization, Hyundai joined with Habitat OC recently to build homes for families in need in Orange County. On Saturday, November 5, more than 20 employees from Hyundai joined with members of Habitat OC to construct a new home in Santa Ana. Over the past decade, Hyundai Motor America has committed $335,000 towards local home development efforts and $50,000 annually since 2010.
"At Hyundai we operate under the theme of 'Moving the World Together' and we're determined to make a better future for families through our volunteer work and charitable investment dollars," said Zafar Brooks, Director of General Affairs at Hyundai Motor America. "We have been a long-time partner of Habitat's and we share in their vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live."
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County helps families in need purchase or renovate their own homes. Over the last 24 years, Habitat OC has built 172 homes together with its volunteers for families in Orange County. Habitat OC is currently building two homes in Santa Ana, both of which are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.
"It's always an absolute honor to serve with corporations that are community-minded," said Sharon Ellis, President/CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. "Hyundai's enthusiasm for helping revitalize communities in Orange County was evident when Hyundai team members joined Habitat for Humanity of Orange County to build an affordable, ownership home in Santa Ana."
In 2011, Frank Ferrara, Executive Vice President Customer Satisfaction, Hyundai Motor America, was appointed a member of Habitat for Humanity's Board of Directors. The appointment further strengthens the bond between the automotive company and the charitable efforts of the organization. Since his appointment, Ferrara has used his expertise to help Habitat for Humanity of Orange County grow in its ability to provide more affordable homes for Orange County's families.
To learn more about Hyundai Motor America, visit www.hyundaiusa.com.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, visit www.habitatoc.org.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile power train warranty, 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance and the Hyundai Trade-in Value Guarantee.
ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF ORANGE COUNTY
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is dedicated to ending substandard housing and building strong communities in Orange County. Habitat uses donations of land, funding, materials, professional services and volunteer labor to build simple, decent homes which are sold to qualified low‐income families for a 1% down payment, closing costs, and a zero‐equivalent interest mortgage. Mortgage payments are recycled to build more affordable homes in Orange County.
Habitat for Humanity families and volunteers have built 172 homes in Orange County since 1988 – including 27 homes in Rancho Santa Margarita – and are currently building two affordable new homes in Santa Ana.
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Habitat International is the sixth‐largest homebuilder in the U.S. based on house closings in 2011, according to the annual survey completed by BUILDER magazine. Habitat built or rehabilitated 4,970 homes across the United States and is the only non‐publicly traded company in the top 10 ranking.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, please call (714) 434‐6200 extension 229, or visit our Web site at www.habitatoc.org.
SOURCE Hyundai Motor America