Johnson Controls has announced a $750,000 donation through the Johnson Controls Foundation to Habitat for Humanity International to support its mission to build homes, communities and hope in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing.
“We have a long history of Johnson Controls’ employees volunteering with Habitat for Humanity across the globe,” says George Oliver, chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls. “We are passionate about building healthier, smarter and more sustainable communities, and are proud to help Habitat develop resilient, energy-efficient, accessible and safe homes for families. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity International, we are advancing our mission to make a local impact with global outreach.”
Johnson Controls’ 140-year commitment to creating a smarter, healthier and more sustainable future aligns with Habitat for Humanity International’s important work in communities around the world. Recently, Johnson Controls announced a $550,000 donation to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, which included a grant from the Johnson Controls Foundation and in-kind donations of Johnson Controls products that will supply 90 new homes being built in partnership with local families. As part of the announcement, more than 30 Johnson Controls employees volunteered on site with Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity.
This donation will also support longer term planning and Habitat efforts over several years, including Habitat’s mission and programs such as Habitat Strong, which helps local Habitat affiliates across the United States build stronger, more disaster-resilient housing, and the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, which works to build inclusive housing markets that better address the needs of low-income families.
“The need for affordable housing is urgent and continues to grow at an exponential rate,” says Tolli Love, chief development officer at Habitat for Humanity International. “This generous donation from Johnson Controls will enable us to further our efforts to build sustainable, resilient, and stable communities around the world. We are grateful to Johnson Controls for their support of our efforts to create a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to call home.”
To learn more about Johnson Controls’ philanthropic efforts, visit: https://www.johnsoncontrols.com/corporate-sustainability/community/philanthropy.