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Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity wins Larson Manufacturing's "Home - Let's Create One Together" sweepstakes
Leaders from Larson Manufacturing, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, and Habitat for Humanity International are announcing today that Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity has won the “Home – Let’s Create One Together” sweepstakes hosted by LARSON. The cost of a Habitat home will be donated to the organization, which is in its 33rd year of fulfilling a Christian purpose of building homes, communities, and hope in Brown County.
The “Home – Let’s Create One Together” sweepstakes is a two-part contest. The individual winner received a $1,000 home makeover and selected a Habitat for Humanity affiliate to win a home build. This year’s winner, Kim Schroeder of Warrens, Wisconsin, selected Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity.
At LARSON, our vision is to be a company trusted to improve the lives of our employees, customers, and community. Together, we have been doing it for over 65 years. Larson Manufacturing and the Larson Family Foundation found a match in the Habitat for Humanity mission of helping families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable shelter.
Habitat homeowners work alongside volunteers to build their own homes and they pay an affordable mortgage. In doing so, these homeowners can build a better future for themselves and their families, and to strengthen the communities around them.
“Giving back to our communities is a key part of the LARSON culture, and we have supported Habitat for Humanity for many years. This gift will help advance Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build homes, communities, and hope,” said Jeff Rief, CEO of Larson Manufacturing.
Larson Manufacturing has been a Habitat for Humanity partner for decades, donating countless doors, dollars and volunteer hours, in addition to hosting Habitat for Humanity Care-A-Vanners.
Today, Larson Manufacturing, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, and Habitat for Humanity International shared the great news in front of a crowd at Bart Starr Plaza. The announcement also falls on National Cheese Pizza Day, so the event featured free pizza and refreshments to celebrate the news.
“This announcement will impact our organization and Habitat’s reach in the community. We are excited to share this news about this incredible opportunity,” says Cora Haltaufderheid, Executive Director of Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity.
AmericanTrucks.com (AT) established the Positive Payload program in April 2017 to support non-profit organizations using pickup trucks in field work that improves local communities. This July, the auto parts retailer has selected more charities to receive awards through their grant program, bringing the total donations to $20,000. Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a donation and has been entered into a drawing to win an additional $2,000.
As AT looks to the future, it has decided to change the way the program works, so that more organizations can benefit. Starting July 1, 2019, the grants will no longer be awarded on a bi-annual basis but will be moved to a “rolling” basis. This comes with a change to the amount of the individual grants given. While the ongoing program will seek to award a greater quantity of organizations with smaller checks, there will continue to be one big donation given to a charity once a year.
The AT team extends sincere congratulations to all the Positive Payload grant recipients for 2019. With the new rules in place, the company looks forward to awarding additional organizations in the summer, the fall and into 2020. Visit https://www.americantrucks.com/positive-payload.html to learn more and apply for the next round.