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    Schneider Electric Canada Employees Conclude Volunteer Time with Habitat for Humanity for the Carter Work Project

  • Jul 27, 2017

    Earlier this month, more than 50 Schneider Electric Canada employees volunteered at the Carter Work Project in Edmonton and Winnipeg, supporting Habitat for Humanity’s Canada 150 build and the Carter Work Project to construct 150 homes across the country in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

    “Working side-by-side with President and Mrs. Carter, I was inspired by their selfless commitment to causes around the world including affordable housing,” said Juan Macias, President, Schneider Electric Canada. “I’m grateful to everyone who contributed to the Habitat for Humanity Canada 150 Build and the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. The houses built by our volunteers will change the lives of many families forever and I’m honoured to have been a part of this event. It’s a day none of us will soon forget.”

    The work team on July 12 was joined by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, as well as country music superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Schneider Electric was represented by Mr. Macias, Iram Shah, Senior Vice President of Customer Transformation, as well as many other Schneider Electric Canada employees who worked alongside the proud future homeowner.

    For more than 30 years, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter have traveled across the world with Habitat for Humanity and thousands of volunteers, donating their time and voices to build and improve homes alongside Habitat homeowners.

    Supporting Habitat for Humanity’s efforts for more than 22 years, Schneider Electric Canada has provided hardworking Canadian families with the hand up they need to raise their children in a safe, decent and affordable home. Over the last 17 years, Schneider Electric in the U.S. and Canada has donated more than $44 million in cash and gift-in-kind to support Habitat for Humanity’s homebuilding program helping thousands of Canadian families in need.

    About Habitat for Humanity in Canada
    Habitat for Humanity in Canada has been working since 1985 toward a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. With the help of over 70,000 volunteers every year and 56 local organizations from coast to coast to coast, their mission is to bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

    www.schneider-electric.ca

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