GREEN BAY, Wis., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopko and Stanley Black and Decker have teamed up to donate nearly 100 power tools to Greater Green Bay Area Habitat for Humanity. The tools were delivered to Habitat for Humanity officials on Tuesday, June 25.
"On behalf of Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity I would like to thank Shopko and Stanley Black and Decker for the generous and abundant gift of tools. We are grateful for the donation as it provides the much needed resources which enable us to help deserving families in our community by providing safe, decent and affordable housing," said Shannon Wiegman, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity Development Director. "The timing of this donation was perfect. Many of our tools are in need of replacement and our construction coordinators are excited to put most of these tools to use immediately."
Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity builds brand new homes in the Green Bay area and sells them to qualified families at no profit. The program provides benefits both to its partner families and the Green Bay community. Families benefit from decent, affordable housing while the community benefits from the redevelopment of neighborhoods and an increase in tax revenue.
"Shopko is proud to partner with Stanley Black and Decker to facilitate this donation of power tools to Habitat for Humanity," said Mike Bettiga, Shopko Interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer. "The work of Habitat for Humanity drastically changes the lives of its partner families by breaking the cycle of poverty, improving their health and security, and giving them a sense of stability and dignity. We are happy to support this organization as it works to improve the lives of our neighbors in the Green Bay area."
"Everyone at Stanley Black and Decker is pleased to partner with Shopko in their support of the Green Bay Area Habitat for Humanity," said Matt Minnick, Stanley Black and Decker Director of Sales. "The mission of providing decent, affordable housing is central to the core values that our associates share with the Shopko team."
Habitat for Humanity plans to use the majority of the donated tools in local construction projects but the group will also sell some duplicate tools at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a public retail home improvement store which provides a valuable source of cash flow through the sale of donated building materials and items. The donation included jig saws, circular saws, variable speed drills and cordless variable speed drill/drivers. The total value of the donation is over $6,200.00.
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