NEW ORLEANS, LA - 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, announced that the company joined forces with Habitat for Humanity to support the Habitat Hammers Back initiative in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The catastrophic rampages of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have devastated entire communities, destroying homes and leaving many people displaced and in need. Harvey dumped 19 trillion gallons of water on Southeast Texas alone, and Hurricane Irma was a 650-mile-wide storm that made landfall in Florida with unprecedented force. The combined damage from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could cost as much as $290 billion, according to forecasts.
Working through its various local offices, Habitat for Humanity is assisting families in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, and the Caribbean through their Habitat Hammers Back initiative. The global housing nonprofit has been responding to natural disasters since 1997, and to date has helped more than 230,000 families in 52 countries through its disaster response work.
365 Connect, founder and CEO, Kerry W. Kirby explained, "As a New Orleans based company, we know a few things about hurricanes. Following Hurricane Katrina, Habitat for Humanity built more than 6,000 homes and gutted more than 2,500 homes in preparation for rehabilitation along the Gulf Coast. Today is our turn to give back, and we stand ready to help with our hearts, hands, and donations for the victims affected by these devastating storms."
In response to the disaster, 365 Connect is launching an internal project called "Stepping Up and Stepping Out." In addition to a generous monetary donation by the company, 365 Connect is offering fully paid employee volunteer days to work on Habitat projects, employee donation matching, and an awareness campaign on multiple websites operated by the company.
Kirby added, "We are all in this together, and rebuilding these communities is dependent upon the level of support that donors, volunteers, corporations, and community organizations can provide. As this is a long-term recovery project, we are encouraging our industry partners to join us in helping Habitat Hammer Back. We hope our involvement will encourage others to take part in this very important initiative, and provide aid to the same citizens who offered us assistance in the wake of Hurricane Katrina."
Donation to Habitat's Hurricane Recovery: www.habitat.org/hammersback
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