Habitat for Humanity & Dow Chemical: A Winning Team

By Ashley Hartzell

Habitat for Humanity and its partnership with The Dow Chemical Company are being recognized as a finalist for the Best Partnership award given by the United States Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center. The category focuses on honoring the collaboration of companies and charitable organizations and their work towards addressing social issues.  Dow Chemical has been a partner with Habitat for Humanity for over 28 years, during which time the company has maintained continuous support through volunteerism, cash contributions, energy-efficient home insulation solutions, and gifts-in-kind.

As stated in a recent press release from Habitat for Humanity International, Dow Chemical has:

-Supported more than 25,000 homes in 21 countries, serving as a subject matter expert in energy efficiency and conservation in the construction of houses

-Pledged nearly $1.5 million to help fund 18 Habitat community builds and other key projects around the world

-Anticipated a $2.5 million gift-in-kind contribution towards insulation products by the end of the year. Since 1983 Dow has totaled nearly $12.5 million in funding and more than $25 million in gift-in-kind support.

 “Addressing the challenges of affordable housing requires collaboration among the public, private, and nonprofit sectors,” said Jonathon Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We see specifically through our partnership with Dow how we can accomplish so much more when we work together toward the common goals of helping families and developing strong and sustainable communities.”

Now, we need you, our readers, to help make this sustainable partnership an award winning one.  You can vote in 3 simple steps:

 -Log on to www.corporatecitizenshipvote.com

-Select the Dow Chemical Company & Habitat for Humanity International heading

-Select vote!

Voting ends on October 28th at 11:59, so get your vote in as often as you can and spread the word!  Your vote helps recognize an effective collaborative effort and years of working towards improving the lives of our homeowners and communities through energy-efficient and sustainable opportunities.

DC Habitat believes that everyone deserves a house they want to call home. That's why we work to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the nation's capital by building (and rehabilitating) affordable, energy- and resource-efficient homes for people in need.