Nicor Gas Makes Two-Year, $100,000 Commitment to Habitat for Humanity
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicor Gas has made a two-year, $100,000 commitment to two local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to support construction of new homes for families in the DuPage and Fox Valley areas. Nicor Gas employees will also volunteer their personal time to aid building efforts at Habitat for Humanity locations across the state throughout the summer.
"At Nicor Gas, we understand how significant having a warm place to return to each day can be for families," said Pat Whiteside, vice president of Business Support for Nicor Gas. "Our employees' support for Habitat for Humanity is an extension of the hard work they put in every day to ensure our communities feel the comfort of home."
This is the second, two-year commitment between Nicor Gas and Habitat for Humanity. In 2018, Nicor Gas donated $60,000 and 850 volunteer hours by employees, family and friends, who together helped build 11 homes for families through the Fox Valley and DuPage Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
"Nicor Gas employees get up close and personal with our families, transforming their lives forever," said Jeffrey J. Barrett, executive director at Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity. "Our four-year partnership extends beyond funds, they give their hands and feet and minds and hearts."
To date, Nicor Gas employees' construction efforts have benefitted 54 families in Illinois, including work on Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity's first Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant home in Aurora and DuPage Habitat for Humanity's townhome development in Hanover Park.
"We are grateful for the continued efforts of corporate partners like Nicor Gas," said Dave Neary, executive director of DuPage Habitat for Humanity. "They are actively supporting our vision of a world where everyone has a place of their own to call home."
To learn more about Nicor Gas and volunteerism, please visit nicorgas.com/community/volunteerism.
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