Building great vehicles is extremely satisfying, but Nissan knows that what’s even more important is the ability to help build communities. With that mindset, Nissan has paired with Habitat for Humanity to help create affordable housing in communities all across the United States. Through active promoting of volunteerism and the funding of home building projects, Nissan is focused on dramatically improving the quality of life across the country.
Nissan’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity began over six years ago in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Originally, the company began with an annual donation of $1 million, but by last year, it had added an additional $1.5 million to help support sustainable building, training and awareness in the area.
Besides financial and promotional support, Nissan also gives aid in the form of its own vehicles. Disaster relief efforts resulted in the donation of 50 Nissan Titan trucks, which comes in at a value of over $1 million. These trucks helped to support rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast region after all of the hurricane devastation. So far, the company has donated 104 vehicles to Habitat for Humanity.
Nissan’s donations, both financial and in vehicle form, will now be used to help construct homes in Liberty City, one of the most poverty-stricken urban areas of Miami, as a part of Habitat for Humanity’s Liberty City Shine campaign. Over the scheduled three-year project, Nissan and Miami Habitat will work together to help to build and refurbish over 250 homes in what was once a thriving community. The ultimate goal is to improve the living conditions and the sense of pride in the neighborhood.
Overall, Nissan has donated over $7.5 million in grant money and donations, and over 5,000 Nissan team members have volunteered with various Habitat for Humanity chapters across the country. Nissan has even sponsored 50 homes in six years, and looks to increase that total as the partnership continues.