AkzoNobel Presents $10,000 To Habitat For Humanity

Monday, December 17, 2012
Donna C. Williams, executive director of Habitat of Humanity of Greater Chattanooga and AkzoNobel employees, Manoela Costa and Mike Smith.
Donna C. Williams, executive director of Habitat of Humanity of Greater Chattanooga and AkzoNobel employees, Manoela Costa and Mike Smith.
AkzoNobel, the largest global paints and coating company and major producer of specialty chemicals, demonstrated their commitment to expanding affordable housing opportunities in Chattanooga when officials presented a $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga.
 
The donation, made through AkzoNobel’s Community Program, was used to assist in construction costs and appliance purchases for Habitat’s 239h home. In addition to the corporate sponsorship, a team of 21 AkzoNobel employees also volunteered 100 hours to build the home located in the East Lake community.
 
“The generosity of corporate partners like AkzoNobel helps us to provide affordable housing opportunities for hardworking and deserving families throughout Chattanooga,” said Donna Williams, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga.  “We are tremendously grateful for the company’s ongoing support and commitment to enhance the quality of life in our community.”

Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga has built 240 affordable homes in Hamilton County. For more information about the ministry of Habitat for Humanity, visit www.habichatt.org.

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