Nissan Continues Support of Local Communities with $1M Donation to Habitat for Humanity
Monday, August 19th, 2019
Nissan North America is renewing its partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation to continue to help families build affordable places to call home. For the past 14 years, Nissan has been a Habitat for Humanity supporter, contributing more than $17.9 million since the partnership began in 2005.
“We are fortunate to work with generous partners like Nissan who commit to help families realize their dreams of homeownership each year,” said Julie Laird Davis, Habitat’s vice president of Corporate Partnerships and Cause Marketing. “We are extremely grateful for our 14 years of partnership with Nissan and look forward to working with more families and individuals over the next year thanks to their support.”
Since 2005, Nissan and Habitat have worked directly with more than 135 families to build safe, affordable and sustainable homes. In 2019 and 2020, Nissan employees will work alongside an additional 12 families in cities close to Nissan’s major manufacturing and operational locations. To date, Nissan employees have logged more than 116,000 volunteer hours building homes with Habitat for Humanity.
Nissan also donates vehicles to Habitat each year. In 2019, Nissan is providing four additional vehicles to local Habitats, marking a total of 54 Nissan Frontier trucks and NV Cargo vans donated to Habitat to help with construction activities.
Committed to investing in technologies that are friendly to the environment, the homes Nissan fully sponsors will include eco-friendly features while still keeping housing costs low. These include low-flow toilets, faucets and showerheads; programmable thermostats; compact fluorescent lighting; recycled carpeting; drought-resistant plants and shrubs; and rain collection barrels.
“Nissan is deeply committed to the areas where our customers, employees and dealers live and work, and our partnership with Habitat for Humanity is one way that we invest in these communities,” said Travis Parman, vice president, Corporate Communications, Nissan North America, Inc. “Our employees, working alongside our partners at Habitat and the future homeowners, are able to directly improve their cities and the lives of others.”
Nissan has also supported several Habitat projects and campaigns. In October, the automaker will sponsor Habitat’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project for the 12th year and will join volunteers traveling to Nissan’s headquarters city of Nashville for the weeklong event to help build 21 Habitat homes.