By Staff Reports
Saturday, 15 September 2007
The third home built by the Hilti-Tulsa Habitat for Humanity partnership will be dedicated during an on-site ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. The home is located at 3720 West 54th Street in Tulsa.
The four-week project began Aug. 18, with hundreds of Hilti employees and their families volunteering their time and talents – and Hilti helped with the tools. The Tulsa-based business allows its employees to take one day off with pay per year to volunteer to work on a company-sponsored Habitat home.
“Habitat provides us with a great opportunity to apply our know-how, products and services to a worthwhile cause,” said Cary Evert, president and CEO of Hilti’s Western Hemisphere group. “An important part of our company’s purpose is to build a better future. There’s no better cause than Habitat for doing just that in the community.”
If Hilti considers Habitat a good cause, Habitat must think Hilti is pretty special, too – the construction industry leader’s expertise includes the areas of measurement, drilling and demolition, cutting and grinding, fastening and anchoring, and installation and fire-stop systems. Worldwide, the Hilti Group employs approximately 18,000 workers in more than 120 countries. For more information on Hilti, visit http://www.hilti.com/.
Tulsa Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry which builds, through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials – affordable housing for families in need who complete 500 hours of “sweat equity” – including money management and life-skills programs. Habitat offers affordable, no-interest mortgages for those homebuyers – monies which fund future Habitat homes.
Since 1988, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity has worked with 158 families to build homes locally and has funded the construction of an additional 158 homes internationally through its contribution to Habitat for Humanity International. For more information, visit http://www.habitat-tulsa.org/.
Hilti plans to build two houses next year.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 15 September 2007 )