TechBridge, a nonprofit that drives community impact by bringing affordable business and technology expertise to other nonprofits, announces the completed construction of the 12th TechBridge Technology Community Habitat for Humanity House. In partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, dedication ceremonies for the new home took place on June 3, 2016. Continuing a growing legacy of proactive and tangible impact in the metro Atlanta community, 16 corporate sponsors joined together and donated more than $80,000 and provided volunteers for the home build near the East Point neighborhood in southwest Atlanta:
- Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services
- The Coca-Cola Company
- CTS, Inc.
- Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
- GE Power & Water
- InterContinental Hotels Group
- Look Listen
- MDI Group
- Principle Solutions Group
- Pyramid Consulting
- SEI – Atlanta, LLC
- Southern Company
In addition to the home’s keys being presented to its new owner at the dedication ceremony, the homeowners were also presented with:
- A new laptop computer and monitor donated by GE Energy
- Software donated by Microsoft
- A printer, office supplies, and a gift certificate for a computer desk and chair given by the house sponsors.
- One of the new sponsors on the build this year, Look Listen, contributed a top-of-the-line Char-Broil grill to the homeowner.
- And to help the project’s completion:
The Coca-Cola Company again provided beverages throughout the project.
MDI Group donated funds to secure a Pod on the home build site to store supplies.
TechBridge applauds all of the sponsors and their technology professionals for their dedication and commitment to the community, noting that five of the 2016 corporate sponsors have participated in all 12 TechBridge Community Habitat House projects to date: Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, GE, Southern Company, Synergis, and The Coca-Cola Company.
We are moved by the support that’s powered the completion of 12 TechBridge Technology Community Habitat Houses for 12 hardworking families in metro Atlanta. This continuous generosity and encouragement from the technology leaders of our city for the improvement of our community is beyond inspiring. —James Franklin, CEO, TechBridge
The annual TechBridge Technology Community Habitat House project provides a powerful opportunity for IT professionals to network and for sponsoring companies to promote team building, all while doing tremendous good for the community. Companies interested in participating in the 2017 build should visit our website at https://techbridge.org/how-to-help/technology-habitat-house/.
About Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, one of the largest and most active among the 1,500 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling affordable homeownership for working families and single residents in Atlanta. Since 1983, Atlanta Habitat has partnered with qualified homebuyers, corporate sponsors, and faith-based and civic organizations to construct affordable, green, quality homes, which are then purchased by homebuyers through no-interest mortgages. To date, Atlanta Habitat has built and renovated more than 1,400 homes, primarily in the City of Atlanta and South Fulton County, housing over 5,500 family members. For more information about Atlanta Habitat, please visit atlantahabitat.org or call 404.223.5180.