LGI Homes, Inc.'s Inaugural Service Impact Day solidifies partnerships with local charities while fostering the dream of homeownership
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LGI Homes, Inc. (Nasdaq:LGIH), one of the nation's fastest growing homebuilders, held its inaugural Service Impact Day last week. This first event of the LGI Giving initiative involved participation from LGI employees across the nation. The Company's corporate and Houston employees donated over 750 employee service hours and contributed $50,000 towards the completion of six homes in the community of Harrel Park in Houston, Texas.
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"Houston Habitat for Humanity is grateful to LGI Homes," said Allison Hay, Executive Director of Houston Habitat for Humanity. "It is so nice to have a partner who understands quality and craftsmanship. The team who helped us really knew how to use a hammer! The six families who will become new homeowners in the Harrel Park neighborhood will benefit for generations because of the LGI Homes Service Impact Day."
The Houston event was one of 20 that took place, on May 26, 2016, across the United States in communities that LGI Homes currently does business. The impact of this company-wide service day included a combined total of over 3,300 employee service hours and $65,000 in corporate non-profit sponsorships.
"One of our initiatives for 2016 is to have a larger impact on the communities we serve," said Eric Lipar, the Company's CEO. "Today, during our inaugural Service Impact Day, all LGI offices across the nation turned their focus away from sales and closings to participate in this special day created to increase volunteerism throughout our company. We have been fortunate to have had a lot of success over the past few years, and believe that it is our responsibility to give back and make a greater impact."
The mission of LGI Giving is to exemplify LGI's Core Values by supporting the communities that LGI Homes serves through financial contributions and volunteerism—strengthening local relationships and demonstrating loyalty.
About LGI Homes, Inc.
Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, LGI Homes, Inc. engages in the design, construction and sale of homes in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington and Tennessee. The Company has a notable legacy of more than 13 years of homebuilding operations, during which time it has closed over 13,000 homes. For more information about the Company and its new home developments please visit the Company's website at www.LGIHomes.com.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve the place they call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit www.habitat.org.
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