Nissan and Habitat for Hummanity

Nissan North America has been partnering with Habitat for Humanity for 20 years now. This week Nissan North America has announced they're giving a $1 million grant to build more homes for families in need. Nissan has contributed ocer $14 million in cash over the past decade to Habitat for Humanity.

"Nissan values its partnership with Habitat for Humanity because it delivers strong results each year in building sustainable communities in the areas where our employees live and work," said Nissan vice president Rebecca Vest. "Our employees look forward to working alongside future homeowners, and their experiences affirm our corporate mission to enrich people's lives."

A ration of the contribution will be used to develop Habitat's vehicle fleet, that help aids disaster recovery efforts. Majority of the contribution will go toward the cost on building hmes in areas where Nissan has operational presense. Nissan employees are volunteering to support construction or restoration projects in 12 Habitat communities this year, including:
  • Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, California
  • Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity, in Aurora, Illinois
  • Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County in Detroit, Michigan
  • Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver in Denver, Colorado           
  • Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area in Canton, Mississippi
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury in Franklin, Tennessee
  • Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity in Dallas, Texas

"We thank Nissan for continuing to give back to communities across the country," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "We are grateful for their long-term support and commitment to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance."

In 2005, Nissan donated 50 trucks and employee volunteers to assist ing home building after Hurricans Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region, which created their partnership with Habitat for Hummanity. Within the past ten years Nissan has donated 88 supplementary vehciles, 80,000 hours have been logged by Nissan volunteers, and built 71 homes across the US.