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Nissan Canton Employees Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Help Mississippi Family

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Employees at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant worked with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area to build a home for the Wilder family
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The employees of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant worked almost 1,000 hours to change a family’s future. Over two months, the employees worked with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area to create a new home for Christina Wilder and her two sons, Carmello and Crishone. This is the 12th home the Nissan employees have built during their long-standing partnership with HFHMCA.

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“The relationship we have with Nissan allows us to work with wonderful individuals like Christina. Watching the Nissan employees and Christina work shoulder to shoulder is the best example of Habitat’s belief of ‘a hand up, not a hand out.’ We are grateful to both Nissan and Christina for their partnership with us,” said Merrill McKewen, executive director of HFHMCA.

The partnership between the automaker and Habitat for Humanity started in 2005. A total of 92 homes in the U.S. have been built by Nissan employees who selflessly dedicate their time pushing their construction skills. The organization has also benefitted from 150 vehicle donations from Nissan North America, Inc. Monetary support from the automaker has reached $16.9 million.

“Helping to build a new home for a family right here in our backyard is a proud moment for the Nissan Canton team,” said Erik Fields, vice president, Manufacturing, Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. “It underpins our commitment to helping build stronger communities and a stronger Mississippi for everyone.”

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The Nissan Altima, TITAN, TITAN XD, Murano, NV Passenger Van, NV Cargo Van, and Frontier are manufactured at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. Six-thousand employees work at the plant.