BEND, Ore. (KTVZ_ — As part of a long-standing partnership with Nissan North America, Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity said Monday it has received a Frontier pickup truck to use for construction.
The donation is part of a $1 million national partnership renewal to support local Habitats across the U.S.
Robin Cooper Engle, director of development for Bend-Redmond Habitat, says, “We are thrilled for the donated vehicle! It will be put to great use by our construction team to help us build affordable homes for families in need!”
“Nissan is deeply committed to the areas where our customers, employees and dealers live and work, and our partnership with Habitat for Humanity is one way that we invest in these communities,” said Travis Parman, vice president, Corporate Communications, Nissan North America, Inc. “Our employees, working alongside our partners at Habitat and the future homeowners, are able to directly improve their cities and the lives of others.”
Nissan has contributed more than $17.9 million to Habitat nationally since the partnership began in 2005 when Nissan donated 50 trucks and mobilized employees to assist in home building following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region. Nissan has continued its support through the years by donating an additional 104 vehicles and helping more than 135 families obtain affordable housing across the U.S. Furthermore, Nissan’s employees have logged more than 116,000 volunteer hours with Habitat for Humanity.
About Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity
Bend-Redmond Habitat builds strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership for families and individuals in Bend and Redmond. We are dedicated to changing lives by bringing people together to help make a difference in our communities through affordable housing. Since 1989, Bend-Redmond Habitat has built 156 homes and repaired 146 more, providing more than 1040 children and adults a safe, secure and healthy home. bendredmondhabitat.org 541.385.5387.
The Bend ReStore is a home improvement resale center that accepts and sells a wide variety of building materials, appliances and home furnishings. All proceeds from the ReStore benefit Bend-Redmond Habitat’s mission. For more information, restorebend.org, 541.312.6709.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.
Article originally published here: https://ktvz.com/community/2020/09/28/bend-redmond-habitat-for-humanity-receives-donated-nissan-pickup/