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Larson Partners with Habitat for Humanity

by Katie Grayson | Oct 01, 2013
LARSON donates a matching grant of over $1.8 million, helping over 200 families.

 

Larson Manufacturing, the #1 selling storm door company in the country, has announced a gift to Habitat for Humanity to help build and rehabilitate affordable homes. The grant, totaling over $1.8 million will be focused in the fourteen communities across the United States where LARSON has offices, manufacturing plants, and distribution facilities.

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LARSON employees proudly work on a Habitat Home.

“We are very excited to expand our partnership with Habitat for Humanity and help families in need realize their dreams of homeownership,” said Jeff Rief, president of Larson Manufacturing. “Giving back to our communities is a key part of the LARSON culture, and we have supported Habitat for Humanity for many years. This gift will help advance Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build homes, communities and hope.”

 

About 200 families are expected to benefit, and local affiliates will use the gift where they need it most. Some will build new homes. Many will use the funds neighborhood revitalization or home preservation projects. The grant is a 2:1 match, encouraging affiliates to get their communities involved. Affiliates are even allowed to count volunteer hours toward the match.

 

“Faithful support from partners like LARSON enables us to serve more families and to increase our impact,” said Larry Gluth, senior vice president of U.S. and Canada, Habitat for Humanity International. “We are grateful for their partnership and the difference they are making in helping Habitat affiliates create affordable housing in their communities.”

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that has helped to build more than 500,000 decent, affordable houses and has served 2.5 million people worldwide.

 

About Habitat for Humanity International.
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org.