TAEBC member, Schneider Electric, a Middle Tennessee-based power company leader, is moving forward with its dedication to providing residential equipment for Habitat of Humanity homes.
Schneider Electric is giving back by helping families secure affordable housing. The company made a commitment of dedicating nearly $3.6 million in product and financial donations over the next year.
In the official press announcement, Ted Klee, Schneider Senior Vice President for Global Supply Chain North America said, “At Schneider Electric, we believe in building sustainable communities and we support Habitat for Humanity in its dedication to bringing people together to build decent and affordable homes. Our mission is to ensure that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment—ensuring that energy is safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable—in every home.”
Schneider Electric employees will build alongside 16 Habitat families across the country in need of decent and affordable housing. In addition, Schneider Electric will donate its Square D electrical equipment to help reduce the cost to construct Habitat homes in the U.S. and Canada. Several additional grants will be available to help families build affordable housing in Canada and Mexico.
“Schneider Electric’s continued support of Habitat’s work over the years has been so important in helping us build strong and stable communities,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We appreciate their partnership and the employees who work alongside future homeowners who are eager to create new opportunities for themselves and for their families.”
Additionally, Schneider Electric recently supported Habitat for Humanity Chicagoland’s annual Hero Awards dinner and will also be a sponsor of Habitat’s 2016 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project taking place in August in Memphis, Tennessee.
Since the partnership began in 2000, Schneider Electric has donated more than $34 million worth of Square D by Schneider Electric electrical equipment to build Habitat homes in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, the company has donated more than $6.7 million worth of funding to help cover the cost of land, infrastructure and building materials of Habitat homes.
TAEBC commends Schneider Electric’s commitment to giving back to the community in charitable contributions and employee services.
For more information, visit schneider-electric.com.