MINNEAPOLIS, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Valspar and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club will team up with Habitat for Humanity Chicago to beautify the West Pullman neighborhood on Wednesday, April 20 in support of Chicago's spring Green and Clean initiative and Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative, MLS WORKS, Week of Service.
"Valspar is committed to doing its part to transform neighborhoods through our partnership with the Chicago Fire and Habitat for Humanity," said Aaron Erter, Valspar Senior Vice President of Consumer Paint. "Together, we're making a difference to those in need."
Over 100 Valspar employees, Fire players, coaches and front office staff will join Habitat for Humanity Chicago and the West Pullman Community Action Group for the day of service. Teams will split up to work at housing construction sites as well as community sites in the Southwest Chicago neighborhood. The hub for the event is 11949 S. Union Ave, 60628.
"The Chicago Fire are looking forward to rolling up our sleeves alongside Valspar employees for this project. When we partnered with Valspar, one of the most important visions we shared was community service and this is one example of our collective commitment to the people of Chicago," said Chicago Fire COO Atul Khosla.
The Fire announced a multi-year partnership with Valspar on Oct. 14, 2015 with a number of community-based initiatives. Additionally, Valspar is donating paint and funding to eight Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the Chicago area to help families, seniors and veterans during Valspar's National Neighborhood Week, May 9 – 14, 2016.
About Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Founded on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club entered its 19th Major League Soccer season with six major domestic championship titles including the 1998 MLS Cup and 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups, and 2003 Supporters Shield. Anchoring Chicago's growing soccer fan base, the Fire play at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., located 15 miles from Chicago's Loop. www.Chicago-Fire.com.
About Habitat for Humanity Chicago
Habitat for Humanity Chicago serves families and communities in the city of Chicago and Cook County. Our mission is to build homes, strengthen families and enhance communities in Chicago. We are part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God's love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity Chicago is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; advocating for fair and just housing policies; and providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
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