Friday, November 4, 2016

Dow Celebrates its 50,000th Habitat for Humanity Home

MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For 34 years, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has partnered with

Habitat for Humanity to help families around the world obtain decent,

affordable housing. The Company is celebrating the 50,000th

Habitat home that it has supported through product or volunteer


For this milestone build, Dow is partnering with Saginaw-Shiawassee

Habitat for Humanity to build a new home in Freeland, Mich. From August

18 to September 9, Dow volunteers will work alongside the future

homeowners, who have been working diligently with Habitat for several

years to make their dreams of homeownership a reality.

Volunteers from Freeland area churches and Thrivent Financial will also

lend a helping hand on the project.

As with many other Habitat projects, technology from Dow Building

Solutions will be incorporated into the 50,000th build,

including STYROFOAM(TM) Brand XPS Insulation, GREAT STUFF PRO(TM) Insulating

Foam Sealants and WEATHERMATE(TM)

Construction Tape. Dow provides gift-in-kind product donations for

U.S. and Canada Habitat builds, and these products improve the energy

efficiency of homes, resulting in lower utility bills for homeowners.

"Dow's partnership with Habitat remains strong because we are

like-minded in our desire to ensure that every family, everywhere in the

world, has a safe, comfortable, energy-efficient home," said Rob

Vallentine, Dow's director of Global Citizenship and president of The

Dow Chemical Company Foundation. "We are humbled to collaborate with

Habitat for the 34th year and to share our passion, talents and building

expertise with 50,000 families across the globe."

Dow's support of Habitat aligns with its 2025

Sustainability Goals and its Global Citizenship mission to help

build sustainable communities by providing access to energy-efficient,

affordable housing. By working together, Dow and Habitat have been able

to move collectively toward the shared vision of a world where everyone

has a decent place to call home.

To track the progress of the 50,000th home, follow DowCorps

on Facebook

and Twitter.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to

passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company

is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer,

chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most

challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy

generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.

Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty

chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses

delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to

customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such

as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow

had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500

people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are

manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. On June 1,

2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation's

silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5

billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately

10,000 employees worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean

The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless

otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at

About Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat

for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a

community farm Great website in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing

organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70

countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve

a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own

homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through

financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable

housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and

self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through

shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit

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