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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...

Feb 14, 2014, 14:30 ET
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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on reconstruction following Typhoon Haiyan

 On Monday, Feb. 10, Habitat for Humanity broke ground and laid the first bricks at a reconstruction site in Santa Fe, a municipality of...

Jan 14, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation announce 2014 Repair Corps program to repair and construct homes in partnership with 180 veterans

 Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot® Foundation today announced Habitat's 2014 Repair Corps program, an initiative...

Dec 16, 2013, 15:00 ET
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has been donated to Habitat for Humanity every year since 2007. The 2010 Christmas tree (pictured) was used to build a home in Newburgh, N.Y.  (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity International)

Lumber from the 2013 Rockefeller Center® Christmas tree will be used to help build Habitat for Humanity home in Connecticut

 For the seventh consecutive year, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be donated to Habitat for Humanity to help build a simple,...

Nov 12, 2013, 16:30 ET
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Habitat for Humanity to assist those affected by Typhoon Haiyan

 Habitat for Humanity will assist thousands of families affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines last Friday, resulting in...

Nov 06, 2013, 17:55 ET
Habitat for Humanity's global leaders and supporters gathered in Atlanta today to raise the wall on Habitat's 800,000th home.  (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity International)

Habitat for Humanity raises walls on its 800,000th milestone home

 Today, supporters and Habitat for Humanity global leaders raised the walls on the 800,000th home the organization has built, rehabilitated...

Oct 12, 2013, 22:00 ET
President and Mrs. Carter joined nearly 150 volunteers today to help build and repair homes in Union Beach, N.J., as part of Habitat for Humanity's  30th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.  (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity International)

President and Mrs. Carter visit Union Beach, N.J. during 30th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project

President and Mrs. Carter joined nearly 150 volunteers today to help build and repair homes in Union Beach, N.J., as part of Habitat for...

Oct 11, 2013, 22:13 ET
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Habitat for Humanity's 31st Annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project Will Be Held in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2014

Habitat for Humanity's 31st annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place Oct. 5-11, 2014, in Dallas-Fort Worth. Dallas Area...

Oct 09, 2013, 16:08 ET
Country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood joined President and Mrs. Carter and nearly 3,000 volunteers this week to help build, renovate and repair 86 homes in Oakland and San Jose, Calif.; Denver; New York City; and Union Beach, N.J. as part of Habitat for Humanity's 30th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.  (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity International)

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood join Habitat for Humanity to help build and repair homes during the 30th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project

 Country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood joined President and Mrs. Carter and nearly 3,000 volunteers this week to help build,...

Sep 09, 2013, 13:30 ET
Former President Jimmy Carter working on a home in Leogane, Haiti, during Habitat for Humanity's 2012 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. This year, President and Mrs. Carter and an estimated 3,000 volunteers will work on homes in five cities across the U.S.  (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity International)

Habitat for Humanity's 30th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project to take place in Oakland and San Jose, Calif.; Denver; New York City; and Union Beach, N.J.

 Habitat for Humanity's 30th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is coming Oct. 6-12 to help build, renovate and repair homes in...

Jun 19, 2013, 08:00 ET
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Newell Rubbermaid employees building homes around the world with Habitat for Humanity in new $1 million partnership

 Today,  Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) employees around the world are building homes in partnership with low-income families to start a...

Jun 03, 2013, 10:30 ET
David Burja (right), construction supervisor, and Dave Guttman (left), director of construction, both from Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, help to raise an American flag over a new Habitat house, during the 2013 Build on the Mall. Veterans, active military and AmeriCorps members are spending this week framing seven houses on the National Mall, to raise awareness about Habitat's Veterans Build and Repair Corps programs.  (PRNewsFoto/Habitat for Humanity International)

Habitat for Humanity builds on the National Mall to celebrate new Veterans Build program

AmeriCorps members, veteran and civilian volunteers are gathered in Washington, D.C., for Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Build on the Mall, to...