Dow and Habitat for Humanity partner to address global challenges in 2015

Focusing on sanitation and affordable housing, the partnership will expand from 26 to 30 countries across five continents

ATLANTA (April 16, 2015) – The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Habitat for Humanity announced today plans to expand their partnership in 2015 to address global housing and sanitation issues, helping thousands of families across five continents create decent, affordable housing. With first-time builds in Ethiopia, Argentina, Colombia and Nepal, Dow is increasing its support to a total of 30 countries since becoming Habitat’s first national partner in 1983.

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Announcing 2014 Lowe’s Women Build Clinic

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Goshen, IN (April 14, 2014) – Women volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County during the seventh annual National Women Build Week can get a head-start on learning key construction skills and tips. Lowe’s will host a free “how-to” clinic for women in preparation of National Women Build Week, an initiative of Habitat’s Women Build program developed in partnership with Lowe’s. Habitat’s Women Build program empowers women to get actively involved with Habitat’s mission to help families in need of safe, decent and affordable housing.

“We are looking forward to National Women Build Week and the opportunity to engage more women in our work,” said Tom McArthur, executive director of Elkhart County Habitat. “We invite women of all construction levels to join us on the build site and take the clinic hosted by Lowe’s.”

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Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County Receives the Malachi 3:10 Award

Malachi 3:10 Award

ELKHART, IN—On February 8th Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County received the Malachi 3:10 Award from Habitat for Humanity International. This award recognizes a $500,000 lifetime tithe milestone. Founded in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County is the 82nd U.S. affiliate to reach this milestone (there are 1488 active affiliates) and the 5th in Indiana. Only six percent of all affiliates have received this award. U.S. Affiliates have collectively tithed over $200,000,000 to support Habitat’s international work. Habitat Elkhart County has, through its tithe, served over 200 families in the Dominican Republic. To date Habitat Elkhart County has tithed over $530,000 in its 27 year history.

This coveted award is named after a verse in the Bible, Malachi 3:10:

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that it may be food in my house. Test me in this and see if I do not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”

The award was presented by Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, to the Elkhart County affiliate and its supporters at its yearly volunteer appreciation event on February 8th. Mr. Reckford presented the award over video from Atlanta, Georgia.

To learn more about the Tithe Program and our global housing efforts, please contact Tom McArthur at (574) 533-6109.

Habitat for Humanity affiliates observe National Day of Service and Remembrance through volunteerism

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ATLANTA (Sept. 11, 2013) – Habitat for Humanity affiliates are joining hundreds of organizations across the country today to observe the Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance through volunteerism. Habitat volunteers will honor Sept. 11 victims and heroes by participating in community-based service projects.

“While more than a decade has passed since the tragic events of Sept. 11, the deep desire to help those in need continues to grow stronger,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity. “We urge everyone to participate in the National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor those who were affected by the tragedy.”

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Holly Robinson Peete, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s team up for National Women Build Week

Women volunteers across the U.S. join together to build affordable housing in their communities

Habitat for Humanity National Women Build Week

ATLANTA (May 02, 2013) – 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 housing in their local communities.

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