NEWARK, N.J., June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Eco Solutions North America will lend its support to help nearly 250 families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter during Habitat for Humanity's annual Home Builders Blitz, June 6-10.
The Home Builder Blitz relies on local professional builders to provide labor, funding and materials while coordinating the project through its completion. The various corporate partnerships allow Habitat to build more homes for families without the usual tasks of raising funds and recruiting volunteers.
"Panasonic is excited to continue our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, helping create affordable housing for those that need it most," said Dan Silver, President, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. "This year alone, Panasonic has donated over 900 energy-efficient ventilation solutions, 280 of which will be used by 51 Habitat affiliates during the Builders Blitz to provide healthy indoor air to families across the country."
For the last three years, Panasonic has partnered with Habitat for Humanity through Home Builders Blitz, contributing over 1050 ventilation fans including models that are ENERGY STAR ® certified to help more families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better life.
Since 2002, professional builders throughout the country have collaborated with Habitat for Humanity to help families build or repair more than 1,500 homes during five other Home Builders Blitz events.
To join Panasonic Eco Solutions North America in supporting Habitat for Humanity, please visit Habitat.org.
About Panasonic Eco Solutions North America
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. The company develops and provides customized and integrated technology-based energy solutions for customers in both the public and private sector.
In Interbrand's 2014 annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ. It is the first newly constructed office tower in Newark to earn both LEED Platinum and Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @PanasonicUSA and learn more us.panasonic.com/news.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
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