Panasonic Corporation of North America to Joins Forces with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark to Build Homes
Panasonic Employees Will Build at Harmony Point to Give Back to Newark
Panasonic Corporation of North America and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark, serving Essex, Hudson and Union counties, will join forces today to participate in the Spring Corporate Challenge, a house sponsorship program that is helping to build a subdivision in Newark for Partner Families.
There are over 60 Panasonic employees and dedicated volunteers who will lend a hand as a way to give back to the Newark community. This is the third time Panasonic employees will be participating in Habitat’s Corporate Challenge. Participants will be on site from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the subdivision, known as Harmony Point, 100 Hawthorne Ave.
“Our employees are excited to be helping not only the city of Newark as a whole, but in particular, the deserving families who will eventually live in this subdivision.” said Damien Atkins, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Panasonic Corporation of North America.
Jeffrey J. Farrell, CEO Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark, said that Panasonic has been a terrific new partner for the affiliate, helping numerous Partner Families.
“We are thrilled and honored that Panasonic has returned for its second year, with its third build, for our Corporate Challenge,” Farrell said. “The company is truly helping to contribute to the housing needs of hard-working families throughout Essex County. Panasonic is leading the way for many to obtain the dream of home ownership.”
Panasonic is part of the non-profit's annual Corporate Challenge program, in which area companies donate resources and manpower to support home builds. Panasonic employees will be working on Harmony Point, Habitat’s largest project to date in Newark. Upon completion, Harmony Point will comprise 23 homes.
In 2013 Panasonic relocated to Newark, opening its state-of-the-art North American headquarters, the first newly built office tower in the city to receive Platinum and Gold LEED certification. For more information on Panasonic’s upcoming initiatives and solutions, please visit us.panasonic.com
To become a partner family or to learn more about Habitat of Greater Newark’s service to the community, visit www.HabitatNewark.org
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good. Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to the Electric Vehicle revolution. Learn more about Panasonic at us.panasonic.com/news.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark, founded in 1986, is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to building simple, decent homes with low-income families in Essex, Hudson and Union counties. Using volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat has helped many low-income families move into new homes. Partner families contribute up to 200 hours of “sweat equity” on their home or other homes financed with zero interest loans. Habitat also has a growing Neighborhood Revitalization Program. For more information, please visit www.HabitatNewark.org.