This year marks a great milestone for us at Georgia-Pacific. We’re proud to have recently completed building the 25th home we’ve sponsored through Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.
The home is at the center of what Georgia-Pacific is all about, and so it’s a natural fit that we support Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta – the city where we call home base. What’s great about Habitat for Humanity is that they help empower deserving families to get on their feet, earn a path toward success and realize the dream of homeownership.
On May 31, we dedicated our 25th home to Jashaun Lowery and Lauren Johnson and their 14-month old daughter Leilani. Building this house involved nearly 300 Georgia-Pacific employees and family members, working during seven weeks of construction – that amounts to about 2,400 volunteer hours.
Jashaun and Lauren are both working parents who are active in their church and want a house to call their own – a place they can raise their daughter in a stable environment. They are looking forward to moving into their home in July.
At Georgia-Pacific, we believe self-sufficiency and economic empowerment are two indispensable elements of a strong community. With every family we help through Habitat for Humanity, we feel good knowing that we are helping to sustain a community for the long-term.
It’s an honor for us to come out each Saturday to volunteer and contribute to our communities in a meaningful way. We’ve been doing that since 1998 when we built the first Georgia-Pacific-sponsored house. We’re proud that our employees are also actively involved with the Atlanta Habitat Board of Directors and help in other leadership volunteer roles.
For more than 15 years, we have had the privilege of working with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and providing more than 50,000 volunteer hours and contributing more than $1 million.
Watch the video to hear from Lauren and Jashaun and see the house being completed.