ATLANTA, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity has been named "Brand of the Year" in the social services nonprofit category based on the 2016 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Equity Score. This is the second consecutive year the global nonprofit has been recognized for its strength in brand equity.
In addition, Habitat for Humanity earned the distinction of being named the "Most Loved" and "Most Trusted" brand within its category this year.
"It is truly a blessing for Habitat to be honored by the public in this way for a second year in a row," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "Every donation and helping hand Habitat has received over the years made it possible for us to help millions of homeowners worldwide create a place to call home for themselves and their families."
The Harris Poll EquiTrend Study is an annual survey that measures the brand equity of for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the U.S., ranking them on three key factors: familiarity, quality and consideration.
Habitat for Humanity received the highest numerical Equity Score and the highest numerical score relating to Trust and Love among social service nonprofit brands included in the 2016 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study, which is based on opinions of 97,120 U.S. consumers ages 15 and over surveyed online between Dec. 22, 2015 and Feb. 1, 2016. Your opinion may differ. "Highest Ranked" was determined by a pure ranking of a sample of social service nonprofit brands.
About Habitat for Humanity International Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.