CANTON, Miss. – Every year for more than a decade, the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) to build affordable, sustainable homes in the local community. This year, Nissan employees are focusing their efforts on building a home for a local family in the Richard Circle neighborhood of Canton.
Hundreds of employee volunteers from Nissan are taking part in an eight-day build from February through April for Mildred Daughtery and her son.
“Nissan is very proud and fortunate to call Canton our home for the last 14 years,” said Steve Marsh, vice president of Manufacturing, Nissan Canton. “We are honored to again have this opportunity to partner with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area and to work alongside the Daughtery family so that they can call Canton home, too.”
Nissan’s national partnership with Habitat began in 2005, in response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Nissan donated $1 million, provided 50 Nissan Titan trucks to assist Habitat’s response efforts in the Gulf Coast and mobilized employees to assist in home building. Since 2006, Nissan employees have helped to build more than 60 homes across the United States, logging more than 70,000 volunteer hours.
“Nissan Canton’s sponsorship this year of a house in Canton is the latest in a long and generous history of their partnership with us,” said Merrill McKewen, executive director, HFHMCA. “Nissan employees demonstrate the highest ideals of volunteerism, putting their hearts into action as they work alongside partner families, helping them build their new homes. We are proud to be their partner.”
Daughtery is looking forward to working with Nissan employee volunteers on her house.
“I can’t wait to get to know the Nissan volunteers and work with them,” she said. “This is a wonderful blessing that Nissan and Habitat for Humanity are doing for my family. My late husband and I had dreamed of owning a home. I know he is looking down from heaven, smiling, and he is grateful to everyone who is helping me and my son.”
To learn more about becoming a HFHMCA donor, volunteer or homeowner, please call 601-353-6060 or visit www.habitatmca.org.
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 andwww.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com andInfinitiNews.com.
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2015, the company sold more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 12.2 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan manages operations in six regions: ASEAN & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and Mitsubishi Motors since 2016 under the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
About Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area
Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) is a nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Working in partnership with low income families and using volunteer labor and donated materials whenever possible, the organization is building basic, affordable houses that are then sold to families at cost with no profit or interest. Since its founding in 1986, HFHMCA has partnered with families to build 618 homes in the Mississippi capital area.