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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 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 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 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,...

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...

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 13, 2014, 11:22 ET
Former President Jimmy Carter passes a symbolic wooden trowel to Habitat for Humanity Nepal representative Sushma Shrestha. (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity)

Habitat for Humanity concludes 31st annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project

After a week of building and repairing more than 100 homes in partnership with families in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, Habitat for Humanity...

Oct 06, 2014, 18:19 ET
Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, kicked off Habitat for Humanity's 31st annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project today. (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity...)

Habitat for Humanity kicks off 31st annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Dallas and Fort Worth

Thousands of volunteers from across the United States are joining former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in Dallas and Fort Worth,...

Jul 01, 2014, 12:00 ET
Habitat for Humanity International elects Jessica Jackley as new board director (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity)

Habitat for Humanity International elects Jessica Jackley as new board director

Habitat for Humanity International's board of directors welcomes its newest member: entrepreneur and investor Jessica Jackley.  Jackley is...

May 01, 2014, 09:30 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 13,000 women across the country, including Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers, to...

Apr 03, 2014, 10:08 ET
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Advocacy helps people around the world who need decent housing

Around the world, more than 1.6 billion people are in need of decent housing. Habitat for Humanity offers a number of ways for people to get...

Apr 01, 2014, 13:26 ET
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Whirlpool and Habitat for Humanity announce 2014 partnership renewal

Whirlpool Home Appliances brand and Habitat for Humanity today announced the renewal of a partnership that will impact all new homes Habitat builds...

Mar 06, 2014, 16:52 ET

Habitat for Humanity, Lowe's Launch 'Hammers for Habitat' To Mobilize 100,000 New Volunteers In 2014

 Lowe's is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity International to launch "Hammers for Habitat," a nationwide volunteer drive to mobilize 100,000...

Mar 04, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Habitat for Humanity receives energy-saving products and 10,000 volunteer hours as part of 2014 commitment from Dow

 For more than 30 years Dow (NYSE: DOW) has been a strategic partner to Habitat for Humanity International. The company will continue their...

Feb 26, 2014, 09:00 ET
Thrivent Financial reaches $200 million in donations to Habitat for Humanity.  (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity International)

Thrivent Financial reaches $200 million in donations to Habitat for Humanity with new $12 million commitment

Habitat for Humanity International announced today that Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will commit $12 million in 2014 to Habitat through the...

Feb 21, 2014, 14:29 ET
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Dallas/Fort Worth Selected As Host Of Habitat For Humanity's 31st Annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, Trinity Habitat for Humanity, the City of Dallas and the City of Fort Worth announced today that the 31st...

Feb 20, 2014, 10:15 ET
Over the past decade, Lowe's Heroes have donated thousands of volunteer hours in support of Habitat's work.  (PRNewsFoto/Lowe's)

Lowe's And Habitat for Humanity Announce 5-Year, $23.5 Million Partnership

Lowe's and Habitat for Humanity International have teamed up for more than a decade to build homes, communities and hope. Lowe's announced today...