06.03.2015Community

Giving Back: Verizon Employees and Habitat for Humanity Build Homes and Dreams in Durham, N.C.

By Kevin W. Irland
Verizon employees volunteering for Habitat for Humanity of Durham

More than 20 Verizon employees from the company’s Cary, North Carolina, campus recently donned work boots and tool belts to help Habitat for Humanity of Durham.

Verizon employee volunteering for Habitat for Humanity The group built porches, installed insulation, and painted and cleaned at four properties located on Spruce, South Driver and North Driver streets in Durham. The four homes, a combination of new construction and rehabilitation projects, will be sold to qualifying low-income families to provide them with safe and affordable housing.

“The work of Habitat for Humanity of Durham would not be possible without the contributions of individuals who work at major companies across the Triangle region,” said Anna Benfield, the volunteer manager for the Habitat for Humanity of Durham. “We are grateful for the time and effort Verizon and its employees have made to help us build new homes and rehabilitate existing properties. Their efforts, along with all of our corporate participants and their employees, play a critical role in strengthening our community.”

Verizon employee volunteering for Habitat for HumanityVerizon’s Cary employees embody the company’s focus on giving back to the communities where we work and live. Over the past five years, Verizon employees around the globe have contributed over 2.3 million volunteer hours and more than $114 million in individual and corporate matching gift donations.

Celebrating its 30th year serving the Durham community, Habitat for Humanity of Durham builds, repairs and sells affordable and sustainable homes in partnership with people in need and communities that care. The organization’s mission is to build homes, hope and community throughout the Triangle region. Since 1995, Habitat for Humanity of Durham has helped more than 600 families achieve their housing goals. For more information, visit Habitat for Humanity of Durham.

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