ATLANTA, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Enterprises announced today a $100,000 gift to Habitat for Humanity International from The James M. Cox Foundation. The gift will support Habitat for Humanity's ReStore resale outlet program.
"We're grateful for this gift from The James M. Cox Foundation," said Larry Gluth, senior vice president of United States and Canada for Habitat for Humanity International. "Cox and its associated entities are strong supporters of Habitat's mission in local markets - sharing resources, creating awareness of our work and supporting build projects through volunteerism. This gift at the national level will help grow Habitat's ReStore resale operations across the United States."
Habitat ReStore resale outlets sell reusable and surplus building materials to the public, providing an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep reusable materials out of the waste stream. The proceeds help local Habitat affiliates fund the construction of Habitat homes.
"Habitat for Humanity is really an amazing organization," said Jim Kennedy, chairman of Cox Enterprises. "At Cox, we believe in empowering individuals and preserving the environment. Habitat for Humanity's mission to create affordable housing complements our passion and helps create sustainable change, which in turn, improves the larger community."
In addition to the gift from The James M. Cox Foundation, Cox Enterprises is a long-time supporter of local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. In Atlanta alone, Cox employees have donated more than 30,000 volunteer hours to build 15 Habitat houses. Two of the houses were dedicated on March 17, 2012, and were built by approximately 400 Cox employee volunteers.
About The James M. Cox Foundation
The James M. Cox Foundation is named in honor of Cox Enterprises' founder and provides funding for capital campaigns and special projects in communities where the company operates. James M. Cox was Ohio's first three-term governor and the 1920 Democratic nominee for president of the United States.
About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of nearly $15 billion and more than 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc. (cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Manheim, Inc. (vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products); Cox Media Group, Inc. (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers, advertising sales rep firms, Valpak and Cox Digital Solutions); and AutoTrader.com (online automotive advertising and Kelley Blue Book, vAuto, HomeNet Automotive and Vin Solutions subsidiaries). Additionally, Cox operates Kudzu.com.
SOURCE The James M. Cox Foundation