Six Nissan Employees Join 2013 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project
Being that it’s the holiday season, it’s easy to think about the things you want: the newest Playstation or Xbox console, clothes, money, or a new car. With so much on our lists, it might be easy to forget that there are a number of people right here in America who are not so fortunate and do not have so many fine and wonderful gifts to look forward to this holiday.
Juanita Clemmons and five other Nissan Motor Company employees looked to make the lives of some California residents a little bit brighter by traveling across the country to volunteer with the Habitat for Humanity’s 2013 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
For Clemmons, who lost her son to a car accident, the urge to reach out and help others is particularly strong. “Just being with people has helped me get to where I am today, and just being here with these people all week has helped me to get through,” Clemmons is quoted as saying in Nissan’s press release.
Clemmons and five other Nissan Motor Company employees/volunteers traveled to California to help build or repair dozens of homes over a three week period. The 2013 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project took place between October 6-12 in Oakland and San Jose, California; Denver, Colorado; New York City, New York; and Union Beach, New Jersey.
Nissan employees have volunteered in excess of 25,000 hours to help with Habitat for Humanity projects; additionally, the Nissan Motor Company has pledged more than $11 million in sponsorships and donations in the U.S. and abroad since 2005.