TAOS, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Habitat for Humanity Taos today announced that Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a provider of business consulting services, will participate in a weeklong Habitat for Humanity Global Village build in Taos, N.M., Sept. 28-Oct. 2.
Global Village is Habitat for Humanity’s international volunteer travel program engaging volunteers to build and renovate homes and to help create decent, sustainable communities around the world.
“Habitat for Humanity welcomes Huron for their weeklong build in Taos,” said Cynthia Arvidson, executive director, Habitat for Humanity of Taos. “We are thrilled to partner with Huron and appreciate their dedication to make a difference in the community building affordable homes with partner families.”
In Taos, 90 percent of residents cannot afford homes of their own. Habitat for Humanity Taos takes on this challenge by building wood-frame or adobe block houses. Volunteers help in all aspects of new construction: digging foundations, framing, roofing, installing windows and doors, appliances, insulation, sheet rock, painting and finish work.
“I am proud to be part of an organization where employees volunteer a week of their time to give back to the community. It is a testament to our employees’ dedication and is what makes Huron special,” said Mark Hussey, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, Huron Consulting Group. “We are proud to work with Habitat for Humanity and help achieve their goal of creating affordable housing.”
Huron employees have participated in numerous Habitat for Humanity community service activities across the country since 2009. Huron provides time off and travel arrangements for employees who take part in the build. Habitat for Humanity is one of Huron’s civic partners, which the company supports through matching gifts, sponsorships and employee volunteerism.
Huron’s ongoing commitment to the community brings employees together by helping others through its Huron Helping Hands program. In addition to the community service projects that Huron participates in throughout the year, the company also coordinates an annual Day of Service where employees receive the day off to participate in philanthropic service projects. As part of the 2015 Day of Service, Huron and its employees partnered with more than 60 different charitable and nonprofit organizations in more than 25 locales around the world.
About Habitat for Humanity Taos
Habitat for Humanity of Taos is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical, nonprofit Christian housing ministry building decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. Habitat for Humanity Taos was founded in 1993 by a committed group of business men and women with a vision to provide homes for families that couldn’t afford it. Habitat for Humanity Taos builds simple, decent, affordable homes, and with its committed board of directors and staff, will continue to build affordable homes in Taos.
About Huron Consulting Group
Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, transform the enterprise, reduce costs, leverage technology, process and review large amounts of complex data, address regulatory changes, recover from distress and stimulate growth. Our professionals employ their expertise in finance, operations, strategy, analytics, and technology to provide our clients with specialized analyses and customized advice and solutions that are tailored to address each client's particular challenges and opportunities to deliver sustainable and measurable results. The Company provides consulting services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, leading academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities and law firms. Huron has worked with more than 450 health systems, hospitals, and academic medical centers; more than 400 corporate general counsel; and more than 400 universities and research institutions. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.