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Nissan Donates $1 Million to Habitat for Humanity

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Nissan Donates $1 Million to Habitat for Humanity

Nissan employee Mike Terrell volunteers for a Habitat for Humanity project

Nissan has pledged $1 million to Habitat for Humanity to help in its efforts to help enrich the lives of people in need of suitable shelter.

Nissan’s most recent donation to the organization—which has constructed or refurbished more than four million homes since 1976—brings the automaker’s total contributions to Habitat for Humanity since 2005 to a whopping $11.6 million. The partnership between Nissan and Habitat for Humanity was born out of the automaker’s urge to get involved in the recovery efforts that followed Hurricane Katrina; after the 2005 disaster, Nissan donated 50 Titan trucks to Habitat and sent employees down to the Gulf Coast to help with construction of homes for the displaced.

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In nine years, Nissan employees have tallied more than 70,000 hours of volunteerism with Habitat for Humanity.

“With Habitat, Nissan has a broader platform through which we can support the communities where our customers, dealers and employees live, carrying out our corporate vision to enrich people’s lives,” said Nissan senior vice president Scott Becker. “And as Habitat volunteers, our employees can engage directly in addressing local needs for affordable housing by making personal commitments of their time and effort on Habitat home builds.”

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In addition to the $1 million donation, which also includes four Nissan NV commercial vehicles or Frontier trucks to Habitat affiliates who are committed to sustainable construction practices, Nissan is pledging more volunteer efforts to projects in the following markets:

  • Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona in Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, Calif.
  • Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County in Detroit, Mich.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Metropolitan Jackson in Canton, Miss.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County in New Jersey
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County in Franklin, Tenn.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Rutherford County in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity in Dallas, Texas
  • Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2014: Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity in
    Dallas and Trinity Habitat for Humanity in Fort Worth, Texas

Nissan will also join Habitat for Humanity next month during the 31st Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, which will run October 5-11.