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Nissan donates $1 million to Habitat for Humanity, renews partnership

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan North America today announced the continuation of its long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation. Nissan has contributed more than $15 million to Habitat nationally since the partnership began in 2005, when Nissan donated 50 trucks and mobilized employees to assist in home building following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region.

"Nissan's mission is to enrich people's lives, so we value our partnership with Habitat for Humanity because it helps to build sustainable communities in the areas where our employees live and work," said Rebecca Vest, vice president of Corporate Development and Social Responsibility, Nissan. "Our employees look forward to working alongside future homeowners as they build their homes. The work is enriching for those families and for our employees as they make memories that will last a lifetime."

Included in Nissan's donation are five new Nissan TITAN pickup trucks and two new Nissan NV high-roof cargo vans for use by Habitat organizations to support construction activities. The TITAN trucks and NV vans are assembled by Nissan's manufacturing plant in Canton, Miss.

The majority of Nissan's 2017 donation will go toward the building costs of Habitat homes in locations where Nissan has an operational presence, working with local Habitats, including:


Arizona

Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona in Phoenix  

California

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale

Colorado

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver   

Georgia

Northwest Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity   

Michigan

Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County in Detroit

Mississippi

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area in Jackson

Tennessee

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville in Nashville
Habitat for Humanity of Williamson-Maury in Franklin
Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity in Murfreesboro
Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity in Tullahoma

Texas

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity in Dallas  

Virginia

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia in Herndon  

Ontario, Canada

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Toronto   

"The generous donation from Nissan and the volunteers who continue to work alongside those in need of decent housing makes such a difference in the lives of families and communities," said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, senior vice president of Development, Habitat for Humanity International. "We are extremely grateful to have a partner like Nissan who shares our commitment to build sustainable communities."

Nissan has continued to support Habitat's disaster response program through the years by providing more than $500,000 in funding and seven mobile response units. Nissan has donated an additional 93 trucks and helped to build 85 homes across the U.S. Nissan's employees have logged more than 97,000 volunteer hours with Habitat for Humanity.

 

About Habitat for Humanity  
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand 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.

About Nissan North America 
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which became the third member of the Alliance – a grouping with combined annual sales of almost 10 million units a year.

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Contact
Nakia Fowler Whited
Habitat for Humanity International
404-962-3445
newsroom@habitat.org                              

Jeannie Whited
Nissan Brand & Dealer Communications
615-725-6461
jeannie.whited@Nissan-USA.com

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