AT&T Digital Life and Habitat for Humanity Launch National Collaboration in Atlanta
DALLAS, April 8, 2014 – AT&T Digital Life ® and Habitat for Humanity will kick-off their national collaboration to rebuild and revitalize communities in Atlanta on Thursday, April 10. AT&T employee volunteers will join Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to help build a house alongside a Habitat homeowner family. This build is one of five that will take place, with future build events planned in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle thanks to a $150,000 donation from Digital Life to Habitat for Humanity.
“We’re all about giving homeowners peace of mind. As a result, we’re compelled to work with Habitat for Humanity to help those who need the security that owning a home can provide,” said Kevin Petersen, senior vice president, Digital Life, Inc. “Giving back through home builds across the country and in our hometown of Atlanta feels right.”
Digital Life will work with Habitat for Humanity to strengthen their goals and mission to help bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Through this collaboration, Digital Life will donate $10,000 toward the construction of a new home in each of the five locations and will recruit more than 100 AT&T volunteers to participate in the builds. In addition, Digital Life will install and provide home security service for the home constructed during kickoff build in Atlanta.
“We are so pleased to be part of this nationwide collaboration between Habitat for Humanity and AT&T,” said Larrie Del Martin, president and CEO of Atlanta Habitat. “We are grateful to AT&T Digital Life for providing the support needed to help a local family build an affordable, energy-efficient and secure house for their future.”
On Thursday, April 10, AT&T volunteers will help the Rembert family construct their home from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Rembert family is active in their community and they will be the first in their family to own a home.
About Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, one of more than 1,500 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to homeownership for working families. Since 1983, volunteers from corporations, from faith-based and civic organizations have worked in partnership with qualified homebuyers to construct affordable, green, quality homes, which are purchased through no-interest mortgages. To date, Atlanta Habitat has built more than 1,250 homes in the city of Atlanta and Fulton County. For more information, please visit www.atlantahabitat.org or call 404-223-5180.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.
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