WAYNE, N.J. — Kicking off a revolutionary program in 2011, GAF committed to a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity, matching its own roofing materials donations with installation services donated by GAF Master Elite® and Certified™ Contractors across the United States. Reaching the three-year mark this summer, the collaboration has contributed to building more than 700 homes for families in need.
More than 460 of GAF’s Master Elite and Certified Contractors have signed up for the program, and are working with their local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to provide roofing materials and professional installation for Habitat houses. “We are thrilled not only to be able to offer this contribution to an organization creating affordable housing, but also to be able to reinforce the efforts of our Master Elite and Certified Contractors as they strive to support the communities in which they live and work,” said Jim Slauson, vice president of Certified Program and Services at GAF.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization with more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. The organization has helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide through volunteer labor and donations. Habitat for Humanity homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building their Habitat houses and the houses of others, and their monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses.
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