CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, today announced a national partnership with leading global nonprofit Habitat for Humanity (Habitat). USG will work with Habitat affiliates across the United States to build homes for families in 15 cities where USG plants are located. This initiative is part of The USG Foundation’s ongoing effort to improve lives in the communities where USG does business.
USG and its plants across the United States will donate funding, hundreds of volunteer hours and in-kind building materials to Habitat for Humanity. These resources will help create life-changing opportunities for those in need of decent housing.
“It is exciting to announce our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, which focuses on investing in our communities,” said Jennifer Scanlon, president and chief executive officer of USG Corporation. “We are experts in manufacturing building products – but this partnership provides us an even more rewarding opportunity. We are able to create a more meaningful connection by working on jobsites in the neighborhoods where our employees live.”
USG’s first home construction project is underway in Tempe, Ariz. More than 100 members of USG’s leadership team and representatives from Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona gathered at the jobsite location today for a special ceremony to commemorate the launch of the partnership. The ceremony was followed by a five-hour “Build” event with all participants rolling up their sleeves to construct a home for a local family in need.
Throughout 2018, USG employees will volunteer at Habitat Build days near 15 USG manufacturing locations, including:
- Auburn, Wash.
- Baltimore, Md.
- Galena Park, Texas
- Gypsum, Ohio
- Jacksonville, Fla.
- Otsego, Mich.
- Plaster City, Calif.
- Port Reading, N.J.
- Shoals, Ind.
- Sperry, Iowa
- Sweetwater, Texas
- Washingtonville, Pa.
The USG Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, provides support to non-profit organizations that enhance human service, education, civic, arts and cultural development. USG’s wholly-owned subsidiary CGC Inc. and joint venture USG Boral Building Products, have worked with Habitat for Humanity for the past several years. Since 2017, USG and CGC have collectively donated more than $300,000, in addition to in-kind materials to Habitat projects throughout North America.
About USG Corporation
USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its Gypsum, Performance Materials, Ceilings, and USG Boral divisions. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.
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 up 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 www.habitat.org.