This is the 18th year of the collaboration between Nissan and Habit For Humanity
Cookeville —Cookeville Nissan recently donated a Frontier to Habitat for Humanity (HFH) to support the cause and offset some of the construction costs the organization faces in the Upper Cumberland.
The donation is a part of a much larger initiative where Nissan says it is renewing a commitment to HFH with an $800,000 donation nationally. This is the 18th year of the collaboration of “helping families build their homes and strengthening communities around the world.”
“Affordable housing in communities where our customers live and our employees work is incredibly important to Nissan,” said Chandra Vasser, Nissan vice president, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer and president of the Nissan Foundation. “We are thrilled to continue our support of Habitat for Humanity with this contribution and through the collaborative work of our employees who volunteer to support home builds alongside future homeowners.”
In 2005 Nissan donated 50 trucks and mobilized employees to assist in rebuilding after hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged the U.S. Gulf Coast region, according to a release by Nissan.
Since then, Nissan has contributed more than $20 million to support HFH. It has donated 160 vehicles to local Habitat organizations during disaster recovery efforts. Nissan employees have also contributed more than 112,400 volunteer hours near all of Nissan’s major manufacturing and operational locations, including Nashville.
“Nissan has been a valuable partner to Habitat for more than 18 years,” said Julie Laird Davis, vice president of corporate and cause marketing partnerships at Habitat for Humanity International. “The broad support Nissan has provided over the years, from financial contributions to product donations, has played a significant role in our efforts to build homes alongside families and create thriving communities. We are proud to partner with Nissan and look forward to helping even more families build affordable and sustainable housing around the world.”
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