Dow Celebrates 50000th Habitat For Humanity Home
Product and volunteer contributions build stronger communities
MIDLAND, Mich. - August 18, 2016 - For 34 years, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help families around the world obtain decent, affordable housing. The Company is celebrating the 50,000th Habitat home that it has supported through product or volunteer contributions.
For this milestone build, Dow is partnering with Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity to build a new home in Freeland, Mich. From August 18 to September 9, Dow volunteers will work alongside the future homeowners, who have been working diligently with Habitat for several years to make their dreams of homeownership a reality.
Volunteers from Freeland area churches and Thrivent Financial will also lend a helping hand on the project.
As with many other Habitat projects, technology from Dow Building Solutions will be incorporated into the 50,000th build, including STYROFOAM™ Brand XPS Insulation, GREAT STUFF PRO™ Insulating Foam Sealants and WEATHERMATE™ Construction Tape. Dow provides gift-in-kind product donations for U.S. and Canada Habitat builds, and these products improve the energy efficiency of homes, resulting in lower utility bills for homeowners.
“Dow’s partnership with Habitat remains strong because we are like-minded in our desire to ensure that every family, everywhere in the world, has a safe, comfortable, energy-efficient home,” said Rob Vallentine, Dow’s director of Global Citizenship and president of The Dow Chemical Company Foundation. “We are humbled to collaborate with Habitat for the 34th year and to share our passion, talents and building expertise with 50,000 families across the globe.”
Dow’s support of Habitat aligns with its 2025 Sustainability Goals and its Global Citizenship mission to help build sustainable communities by providing access to energy-efficient, affordable housing. By working together, Dow and Habitat have been able to move collectively toward the shared vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to call home.
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Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People 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.
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