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May 21, 2015, 14:11 ET
GM Foundation renews its commitment to Habitat for Humanity

GM Foundation Donates $1 Million to Habitat for Humanity

In recognition of Military Appreciation Month, the General Motors Foundation announced today a $1 million grant to Habitat for Humanity to fund...

May 19, 2015, 14:15 ET
More than 120 AmeriCorps members from across the United States gathered in Raleigh last year to participate in Habitat's annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon.

Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps members observe Katrina anniversary with New Orleans building event

 To commemorate the rebirth of the U.S. Gulf Coast ten years following the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, more than 400 Habitat for...

May 14, 2015, 12:07 ET

Habitat NYC Opens New York City's First Ever ReStore

Habitat for Humanity New York City will cut the ribbon on the first ever ReStore location in New York City on June 13. The Habitat NYC ReStore has...

Apr 30, 2015, 10:00 ET
More than 15,000 women across the country, including Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers, are expected to build or repair homes at Habitat for Humanity construction sites in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2-10.

Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's join forces for National Women Build Week

More than 15,000 women across the country, including Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers, are expected to build or repair homes at Habitat for...

Apr 16, 2015, 10:14 ET
Dow and Habitat: Building homes, communities and hope

Dow and Habitat for Humanity partner to address global challenges in 2015

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Habitat for Humanity announced today plans to expand their partnership in 2015 to address global housing...

Apr 09, 2015, 08:00 ET

Habitat for Humanity Opens New 10,000 sq. ft. ReStore in Atwater Village

A 10,000 square-foot affordable home improvement center is now open in Los Angeles! On March 19th, San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity cut the...

Apr 01, 2015, 15:00 ET
Habitat for Humanity and University of Georgia leaders framed a home on the lawn of the university's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the new home of Habitat's historical records and documents.

Preserving Habitat for Humanity's past, building its future

 Celebrating the opening of its new collection, Habitat for Humanity framed a house today with a partner family at the Hargrett Rare Book and...

Mar 23, 2015, 10:57 ET

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC to hold Rainbow Build event in June

This June, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat) will hold its second Rainbow Build event, in partnership with Capital Pride and...

Mar 20, 2015, 13:34 ET
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Half a million people mobilized for Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2015

 Marking the peak of the Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2015 campaign tomorrow will be a record number of Habitat volunteers mobilized on a...

Mar 16, 2015, 09:30 ET

Habitat for Humanity Canada to Travel Around the World in 80 Days

Volunteers to build homes for families in celebration of Global Village 10th anniversary TORONTO, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Starting May 10, Habitat...

Mar 11, 2015, 08:00 ET
Valspar to contribute $36 million to Habitat for Humanity

Valspar to contribute $36 million to Habitat for Humanity

 The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL) today announced a five-year pledge of $36 million in paint and funding to Habitat for Humanity. The pledge...

Feb 10, 2015, 12:30 ET
Habitat for Humanity's 2015 Shelter Report, "Less is More: Transforming Low-Income Communities through Energy Efficiency," lays out a number of practical recommendations for policymakers to address this growing concern and how the U.S. can be a more prosperous nation through prudent energy policies.

Residential energy efficiency a main focus at Habitat for Humanity advocacy conference

 As more than 200 advocates for decent and affordable housing arrive in Washington, D.C., for the ninth annual Habitat on the Hill legislative...

Jan 22, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Thrivent Financial renews Habitat for Humanity partnership in 2015 with $12 million commitment

Thrivent Financial will commit $12 million in 2015 to Habitat for Humanity to support the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity partnership,...

Jan 06, 2015, 14:26 ET
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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...

Dec 01, 2014, 16:38 ET

Habitat for Humanity Canada partners with the AIR MILES Reward Program to kick off the giving season

AIR MILES now offers Collectors the ability to earn reward miles on donations TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - This year, Habitat for Humanity Canada...

Nov 25, 2014, 17:09 ET

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. Raises the Roof at Union Station, Closes in on Million Dollar Goal for Affordable Housing

Funds raised by Habitat for Humanity of Washington DC (DC Habitat) at its "Raising the Roof" 25th anniversary celebration brought the non-profit...

Nov 18, 2014, 10:28 ET
Habitat for Humanity has served more than 1 million families worldwide since 1976.

Habitat for Humanity surpasses 1 million families served worldwide

 Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 1 million families—representing 5 million people—improve their living conditions through...

Nov 17, 2014, 09:30 ET

Double Your Donation with Habitat for Humanity Canada and Dulux this Holiday Season

GiftBuilder catalogue and Dulux 2:1 matching to build homes for families in need across Canada TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Habitat for...

Oct 31, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Nepal to host the 32nd annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project

Approximately 2,000 volunteers from around the world will pack their tools and take a trip to Nepal in November 2015 for Habitat for Humanity's...

Oct 30, 2014, 10:17 ET

Our Towns Habitat For Humanity Is Now Your Town's Habitat For Humanity

 Our Towns Habitat for Humanity seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.  In...