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
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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 habitat.org.
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