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Habitat for Humanity to build 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary

Habitat for Humanity

Stanley Black & Decker Supports Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project 

Edmonton, Alberta (July 18, 2017) – Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity and participate in its biggest cross-country build project. The 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is taking place in every province and territory across the country with a goal to build 150 homes collectively to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. Former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jimmy Carter as well as his wife Rosalynn are working alongside volunteers from July 9 to 14, 2017, focusing their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Joe Di Ilio, President of Stanley Black & Decker Canada, said, “Stanley Black and Decker Canada employees are always proud to lend their time and skills to any Habitat project.  Stanley Black and Decker has a long tradition of supporting the Habitat effort in many different ways; including, volunteer builds and tool support.  The relationship that we have with Habitat for Humanity Canada is one that is very important to us and we are committed to continuing to work with this wonderful organization in communities across the country.”
Stanley Black & Decker is a Silver level sponsor of the Carter Work Project. In addition to volunteer and monetary support, STANLEY and DEWALT tools will be used for the Edmonton and Winnipeg build sites. 
Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have traveled the world with Habitat to build and improve homes. Their time and effort helps to raise awareness of the critical need for affordable home ownership around the world. They have inspired millions over the last three decades and have worked alongside nearly 100,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair more than 4,000 homes. To donate, volunteer or learn more about the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, please visit habitat.org/cwp.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017