Nissan Joins Habitat For Humanity's First Nationwide Campaign #Homeisthekey By: Nissan
◾In April, for every #HomeIsTheKey social post, Nissan will donate $1 to Habitat, up to $250k
◾Nissan's partnership with Habitat started in 2005 with a donation of 50 trucks and employee volunteers to help people along the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
◾Twelve years, $14 million and more than 85,000 volunteer hours later, Nissan employees are still going strong in support for Habitat for Humanity.
– To address the critical need for affordable housing across the country, Nissan joins Habitat for Humanity's first nationwide campaign in April, Home is the Key (#HomeIsTheKey), in raising awareness and funds to improve access to decent shelter.
'Nissan and Habitat have partnered together for over a decade, helping families all over the world build strength and stability by building their own homes. We are proud to be a part of the 'Home is the Key' campaign,' said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan North America. 'Studies have shown that a stable home plays a key role in positively influencing a family's education, health and financial opportunities. For this reason, Nissan invites our customers to help unlock a family's future by joining us during the April campaign.'
Throughout April 2017, for every #HomeIsTheKey social post, Nissan will donate $1 to Habitat, up to $250,000.
Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
Nissan's partnership with Habitat began in 2005 when the automaker donated 50 trucks and mobilized its employees to help people along the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated large areas across the South. Twelve years, $14 million and more than 85,000 volunteer hours later, Nissan employees are still going strong in their effort to improve access to decent housing in the U.S.
'Decent shelter is something we all need to thrive, and yet many in the U.S. still live in inadequate housing conditions, creating barriers to opportunity, success, stability and health,' said says Colleen Finn Ridenhour, Senior Vice President of Development at Habitat for Humanity International. 'We are grateful to Nissan for partnering with us in our efforts to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.'
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Nissan (@NissanUSA) will also join Habitat for Humanity (@habitat_org) for a Twitter Party on Wednesday, April 5 from 2-3 pm, EDT. Hosted by Amy Lupold Bair, blogger and founder of Resourceful Mommy Media, the chat will be an opportunity to show support for Habitat and enter to win prizes from campaign partners.
To learn how to get involved with Home is the Key, visit habitat.org/homeisthekey
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
About Nissan Motor, Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2015, the company sold more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 12.2 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan manages operations in six regions: ASEAN & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and Mitsubishi Motors since 2016 under the Renault-Nissan Alliance. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/. You can also follow @NissanMotor on Twitter.
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org