A. O. Smith supports Habitat for Humanity’s 2016 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project

AC Habitat for Humanity Event 2016

Ashland City, Tenn. – A. O. Smith, a water heater manufacturer and top employer in Middle Tennessee, is supporting Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Memphis, Tenn., taking place Aug. 21-26.  

In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, local families will build or improve their homes alongside former President and Mrs. Carter and hundreds of volunteers. Projects during the week will include new home construction, neighborhood beautification and home modifications for seniors. Former President and Mrs. Carter donate their time and voices annually to help Habitat families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.  

“Being a great neighbor and active member of the community are core A. O. Smith values,” said Kevin Wheeler, president of A. O. Smith’s North American water heating business. “We are proud to work alongside President Carter’s team on this project and to support Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build stronger communities.”  

In addition to supporting Habitat’s Carter Work Project, A. O. Smith has supplied water heaters to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville for multiple projects in Middle Tennessee as well as other states in which A. O. Smith has facilities.  

For more than three decades, Habitat’s Carter Work Project has engaged volunteers to improve communities across the United States and around the world. In Memphis, hundreds of volunteers will work with 19 homeowner families to build new homes. During the week, volunteers will also conduct 10 beautification projects, including minor repairs, painting and landscaping, as well as six “aging-in-place” projects to enhance accessibility and mobility for seniors. Memphis Habitat will also partner with additional families on aging-in-place and beautification projects leading up to and after the build week. By the end of the year, a total of 99 families will have new or improved places to call home. 

To donate or learn more about Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, please visit habitat.org/cwp/2016.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People 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 habitat.org.

About Habitat for Humanity Greater Memphis
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis partners with people in our community to help them build or improve places they can call home through new home construction, rehabilitation projects, and Aging in Place accessibility and mobility modifications for seniors. Since 1983, Memphis Habitat has helped more than 445 first-time home buyers secure affordable mortgages and completed rehabilitation projects for more than 80 Uptown residents, helping them achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. For more information, visit memphishabitat.com.