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2013-05-24 16:23:34

ATLANTA, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through central Oklahoma this week and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,400 homes, Habitat for Humanity will help in the clean-up, repair and rebuilding efforts across the affected area. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050501/NYSU020LOGO ) "Our hearts and prayers go out to the families affected by this terrible disaster," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International....

2013-05-23 12:21:54

Richard Branson, Olivia Wilde and Bono join Water.org Co-founder Matt Damon to protest lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation for 2.5 billion people LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Richard Branson, Olivia Wilde and Bono are the most recent set of celebrities to publicly declare their support for Matt Damon's Toilet Strike in a PSA, released today. In doing so, they announced their protest of the global water crisis and pledged "...not to go to the...

2013-05-21 23:24:04

Representatives from Statêra, http://www.Statera.com, a leading provider of IT staffing, consulting, IT project implementation, and cloud services brokerage, participate in a second Habitat for Humanity Project in metro Denver, CO. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Statêra, “We Make Cloud and IT Services Easy,” http://www.Statera.com, participated in constructing a house for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver on Saturday, May 4th. Statêra´s team of ten...

2013-05-21 16:28:19

Assessment of Destruction and Building Needs to Begin Today SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Architecture for Humanity is working with local and regional construction professionals to begin assessments and support rebuilding work after an F-4 tornado ripped through the heart of Moore, OK and surrounding communities. Architecture for Humanity focuses on helping communities beyond the relief phase of disaster. The agency is currently working on rebuilding efforts...

2013-05-21 16:22:33

$100k Initial Cash Committed for Affected Communities SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the wide-ranging effects of the Midwest tornadoes continue to be assessed, Direct Relief today committed an initial $100,000 and its entire $30 million stockpile of available medical inventories to support medical relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the storms that hit Oklahoma over the last two days and that continue to threaten millions of...

2013-05-16 12:32:56

Habitat is assessing damage to affordable housing, including Habitat homes in the Granbury area ATLANTA, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Several tornadoes ripped through Texas Wednesday night, including one that struck a community in the Granbury area, where up to 120 homes were damaged or destroyed in a neighborhood that included 61 Habitat for Humanity houses. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050501/NYSU020LOGO) Habitat for Humanity is assessing the impact on affordable...

2013-05-10 16:25:52

LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress and author Holly Robinson Peete joined women volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and Lowe's yesterday to rehabilitate a home. Peete was among nearly 10,000 women who volunteered at Habitat construction sites this week across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 4-12. A mother of four, Peete is the national spokesperson for National Women Build Week 2013 and a longtime supporter of...

2013-05-02 12:25:28

Women volunteers across the U.S. join together to build affordable housing in their communities ATLANTA, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress and author Holly Robinson Peete will join more than 10,000 women, including Lowe's Heroes from across the country, to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity construction sites in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 4-12. Now in its sixth year, National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable...

2013-05-01 08:33:26

jcp cares supporters will be able to round up purchases at jcp.com ATLANTA, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity is partnering with jcpenney in the retailer's charitable giving program, jcp cares. jcpenney customers can round up their purchases in May to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to support Habitat's affordable housing work in partnership with low-income families. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050501/NYSU020LOGO) World-renowned...

2013-04-29 08:27:34

Sanitation and Hygiene Services Contribute to Long-Lasting Improvements NEW YORK, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WaterAid, a leading international non-profit dedicated to making clean water and toilets accessible for the world's poorest people, announced today that it is joining forces with The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation to make safe drinking water a reality for people living in one of the poorest suburbs of Burkina Faso's capital city, Ouagadougou, and in two rural...