Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 3, 2018 – ServiceMaster today announced its support of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ 35th Anniversary and its participation in an anniversary building blitz Oct. 4-6 in the Oakhaven neighborhood.
This fall, ServiceMaster team members will work on two Habitat homes – the 12th and 13th constructed entirely by the company’s employees – and build alongside a pair of sisters as they work to build and buy their first homes through Habitat’s affordable mortgage program.
“Collaboration with good corporate citizens, like ServiceMaster, is vital to continuing our work to impact neighborhoods in a significant way,” said Dwayne Spencer, president and CEO of Memphis Habitat. “At Habitat, we believe everyone deserves a decent place to live and are so grateful for ServiceMaster’s longtime support of that vision. Because of their support, more Memphis families have been able to achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.”
ServiceMaster has served as a Memphis Habitat house-building sponsor since 2007, providing more than 4,000 volunteers and an estimated 19,500 volunteer hours. In addition to new home-building efforts, ServiceMaster has worked with Habitat to improve more than 15 owner-occupied properties since 2014. ServiceMaster most recently worked with Habitat in April 2018 to beautify the Main Street Mall prior to the MLK50 festivities in and around Downtown Memphis. ServiceMaster was also a sponsor of Habitat for Humanity’s 2016 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
“ServiceMaster has a long-standing commitment to Habitat for Humanity,” said Velvet Graham, senior director of Events and Community Relations for ServiceMaster. “We are thrilled to build our 12th and 13th homes with Memphis Habitat, and each of the employees giving back is proud to work alongside these sisters to help them achieve their dream of first-time homeownership.”
Habitat’s work in Oakhaven began with 38-home Trinity Park, which was completed in 2012, and continued in the Christine Circle area, where 16 homes have been built. By the end of 2018, 12 additional Habitat homes will be built there with the support of sponsors and volunteers. ServiceMaster will join Habitat, other sponsors and volunteers to dedicate those 12 homes on Saturday, Oct. 6 at noon.
Memphis Habitat is seeking support for its home-building efforts in 2019. For information on how to support and build with Memphis Habitat, contact Cameron Sanford, donor relations manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-322-3532.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis partners with people in our community to help them build or improve places they can call home through new home construction, rehabilitation projects and Aging in Place accessibility and mobility modifications for seniors. Since 1983, Memphis Habitat has helped more than 490 first-time homebuyers secure affordable mortgages and completed rehabilitation and home modification projects in partnership with more than 400 local homeowners, helping them achieve the independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. For more information, visit memphishabitat.com.
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