Mohawk Raises Record $95,000 For Community Habitat For Humanity

Monday, October 8, 2018
For five consecutive years, Mohawk Industries and Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County have teamed up to provide a local family a safe and secure home through the company’s annual golf tournament fundraiser. 
 
The September event, held at Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville, Ga., raised a record-breaking $95,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County through entry fees, sponsorships, donations and Mohawk’s corporate gift. The event’s title sponsor was Lee-Smith International, gold sponsors were SunTrust Bank and Wells Fargo, and silver sponsors were Mizuho Americas and US Bank.
Bronze sponsors included Aon, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, FedEx, Fifth Third Bank, First Tennessee Bank, Liberty Mutual, Marsh, MUFG Bank, Peach State Trucking, Penske and PNC Bank.
 
"Even though Mohawk provides financial assistance to dozens of non-profit organizations in the northwest Georgia region, the golf tournament has taken on special significance due to the connection with the company’s position as a global leader in flooring," officials said.
 
“Given our premier status in the building supply space and our being based in Gordon County, supporting this group is a natural choice for us,” Mohawk Industries Treasurer Shaila Bettadapur said. “The amount that we raise from this tournament each year goes a very long way toward building a house, and we’re proud to be able to facilitate that. Thank you to everyone who played, sponsored or contributed to the tournament.” 
 
Hosted by Mohawk’s finance and logistics groups, this year’s tournament featured a total of 28 teams, who shared their time to support a worthwhile cause.
 
“It’s not just about building a house, it’s about building a home where people can feel comfortable, secure and create memories together,” tournament chairperson and Mohawk Risk Manager Renee Lockhart said. “This year’s build is for a single mother of four. One of her sons is about to be deployed with the National Guard. It’s great knowing that our tournament helped provide safety and peace of mind for a parent and for her child while he’s away.” 
 
"Habitat for Humanity provides affordable, structurally sound housing for deserving, low-income families in communities around the world. Partner families are selected based on need and their ability to repay a no-interest loan. The families invest hundreds of hours of labor into building their own homes and the homes of others," officials said.
 
“On behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County, our board members, our dozens of volunteers and our partner families, I want to extend our heart-felt ‘thank you’ to Mohawk for their continued generous support,” said Lana Young, executive director of the local Habitat organization. “They’ve been a true partner and have helped us build safe, more affordable homes in Gordon County for several of our partner families.”
 
"For Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County, building these homes is possible through the support of donors, fundraisers like Mohawk’s golf tournament and the thousands of hours that community members have spent volunteering their time," officials said
 
“This is not a give-a-way program,” said Ms. Young. “We partner with families based on their need, ability to repay a no-interest mortgage, and their willingness to work with our organization. Our families invest hundreds of hours of labor into building their own homes and the homes of other families in our community. Our houses are built with volunteer labor, financial donations and donated materials, so the family’s mortgage payments are very affordable.”

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