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Jan 06, 2015, 14:26 ET Donations to Habitat for Humanity now possible through Whirlpool washer and dryer app

 Whirlpool is debuting a smart appliance this week that will help make supporting Habitat for Humanity as easy as doing laundry. Its new...


Jun 09, 2014, 15:38 ET Professional builders kick off national week-long building blitz with Habitat for Humanity

Building industry and construction professionals in 35 states across the U.S. have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help build, renovate and...


Nov 25, 2013, 14:12 ET Habitat for Humanity distributes shelter repair kits to families affected by Typhoon Haiyan

 Habitat for Humanity distributed shelter repair kits over the weekend to 240 families affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Daanbantayan, the...


Oct 07, 2013, 17:30 ET President and Mrs. Carter join thousands of Habitat for Humanity volunteers across the U.S. for the 30th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project

 Habitat for Humanity kicked off its 30th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Throughout the week, President and Mrs. Carter...


Sep 10, 2013, 04:30 ET Habitat for Humanity announces a three-year, $7.5 million partnership with the Hilti Foundation

Habitat for Humanity announced a new global, three-year, $7.5 million partnership with the Hilti Foundation. The partnership will focus on...


May 16, 2013, 13:00 ET Habitat for Humanity will help rebuild and repair homes and communities damaged by tornadoes that ripped through Texas

Several tornadoes ripped through Texas Wednesday night, including one that struck a community in the Granbury area, where up to 120 homes were...


May 02, 2013, 10:15 ET Holly Robinson Peete, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's team up for National Women Build Week

Actress and author Holly Robinson Peete will join more than 10,000 women, including Lowe's Heroes from across the country, to volunteer at Habitat...


Nov 12, 2012, 17:44 ET Habitat for Humanity volunteers begin clean-up efforts in communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy

 Hundreds of Habitat for Humanity volunteers began clean-up efforts over the weekend to help those impacted by Superstorm Sandy.  (...


Apr 04, 2012, 15:00 ET Professional Builders Volunteer for a Week-long Building Blitz With Habitat for Humanity as Part of National Effort

Building industry professionals across the country are lending their construction skills to Habitat for Humanity this year to help build, renovate...


Dec 05, 2011, 09:00 ET Thrivent Financial Commits $9.2 Million to Habitat for Humanity

 For the seventh straight year, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is committing millions to stabilize, strengthen and secure...


Sep 07, 2011, 11:13 ET Habitat for Humanity's Annual 'Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project' Will Help Build Housing With Earthquake-Affected Haitian Families in 2011 and 2012

Today, Habitat for Humanity announced its 28th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project will kick off a two-year effort to help...


Mar 08, 2010, 15:10 ET Habitat for Humanity Chile Volunteers Assist in Earthquake Cleanup and Reconstruction

Habitat for Humanity and partners organized the distribution of emergency tents for affected families in Talca within days of the 8.8-magnitude...


May 16, 2008, 01:00 ET Habitat for Humanity's Annual 'Carter Work Project' Headed to Mekong in 2009

ATLANTA, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity International's 26th annual "Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project" will be held in the...


Nov 16, 2007, 00:00 ET SCI FI Channel's Original Miniseries 'Tin Man' Helps Habitat for Humanity Family Discover There's No Place Like Home

ATLANTA, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The SCI FI Channel, along with its newest original miniseries production, "Tin Man," (www.scifi.com/tinman) is...


Oct 29, 2007, 01:00 ET Former President Carter Joined Dignitaries, Celebrities and Volunteers From Around the World at Habitat for Humanity's Jimmy Carter Work Project 2007 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly one in five of Los Angeles County's 10 million residents live in poverty and the median...


Oct 01, 2007, 01:00 ET World Habitat Day Maze Exhibit on National Mall a Reminder of 1 Billion People Living in Slums

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity constructed a maze on the National Mall today as a visual representation of the...


Aug 28, 2007, 01:00 ET Two Years After Katrina, Habitat for Humanity Continues Long-Term Recovery Efforts

AMERICUS, Ga., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years since Hurricane Katrina came ashore, Habitat for Humanity remains at work carrying out...


May 30, 2007, 01:00 ET Archbishop Desmond Tutu Visits Habitat for Humanity Build Site in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited a Habitat for Humanity...


Apr 18, 2007, 01:00 ET Habitat for Humanity and Christian Music Artists Put Faith Into Action at Nashville Build

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity, Word Entertainment and a host of Christian recording artists are...


Apr 03, 2007, 01:00 ET Delta Air Lines Rocks with Jon Bon Jovi and The Philadelphia Soul to Build Homes in New York City with Habitat for Humanity

NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines is joining rock icon and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi, Habitat for Humanity and members of the...


Apr 02, 2007, 01:00 ET University Students From the United States and Saudi Arabia Take Part in a Joint Habitat for Humanity Build in Jordan

GHOR AS SAFI, Jordan, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-four women from Harvard University in the United States and Dar Al-Hekma College in Saudi...


Mar 31, 2007, 01:00 ET Former U.S. President Carter Announces Los Angeles as Host City for Habitat for Humanity's 2007 'Jimmy Carter Work Project'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter formally announced Los Angeles as the host city for...


Mar 27, 2007, 01:00 ET Spring Breakers Become Spring Builders

ATLANTA and BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College students and other young adults are shattering the spring break...


Mar 03, 2007, 00:00 ET Habitat for Humanity International Assesses Tornado Damage to Headquarters Hometown

AMERICUS, Ga., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity International has joined tornado response efforts across a wide area of the...


Jan 30, 2007, 00:00 ET Square D(R) / Schneider Electric Announces $7 Million Commitment To Habitat For Humanity To Provide Electrical Systems For Thousands Of Families Throughout North America

AMERICUS, Ga., and PALATINE, Ill., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Square D(R) / Schneider Electric and Habitat for Humanity are providing electrical...