By Local Report
Wednesday, 13 September 2006
Hilti has teamed with Tulsa Habitat for Humanity to sponsor the construction of several homes in North Tulsa to create homeownership opportunities for qualified families. In addition to sponsoring the house, Hilti will donate the necessary tools for the project as well as needed labor for construction through employee volunteers.
Construction is scheduled to begin this month. The Hilti effort will contribute to Tulsa Habitat for Humanity’s goal of building 25 houses in 2006. Tulsa Habitat for Humanity intends to build an additional 1,500 houses by the year 2025, with the mission of eliminating substandard housing in Tulsa.
"Tulsa is home to more than 750 local employees,” said Cary Evert, Hilti president and CEO. "Our team members are looking forward to giving back to our community and are proud to demonstrate their commitment to building a better future by helping Habitat meet its goal for Tulsa.”
Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat is able to help families in need of a decent home. Families enter into a working relationship with Habitat and must complete 500 hours of "sweat equity” before becoming a homeowner. Participation in sweat equity is possible by working on a build site, in the Habitat woodshop, ReStore or offices and by attending classes on budgeting and various life-skills issues. With an affordable, no-interest loan, homebuyers are able to make monthly mortgage payments which help fund and build future Habitat homes.
For more information on Tulsa Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.habitat-tulsa.org.
About Tulsa Habitat for Humanity
Tulsa Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to building decent, affordable housing in partnership with those in need in the greater Tulsa area. Since 1988, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity has worked with 128 families to build homes.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International, based in Americus, GA, is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 200,000 houses in nearly 100 countries, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than one million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.
About Hilti, Inc.
Hilti is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of quality, innovative and specialized tools and fastening systems for the professional user. With more than 950 highly trained Hilti account managers and engineers throughout North America and an additional 1800 Hilti employees nationwide, Hilti expertise covers the areas of powder actuated fastening, drilling and demolition, diamond coring and cutting, measuring, firestopping, screw fastening, adhesive and mechanical anchoring, and strut and hanger systems. For information on Hilti, Inc., please contact Hilti Customer Service. From the U.S., call Hilti, Inc., at 1-800-879-8000 or visit www.us.hilti.com; from Canada, call Hilti (Canada) Corporation at 1-800-363-4458 or visit www.ca.hilti.com.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 September 2006 )