Local dream builder provides $1 million in retail value to U.S. ReStore outlets
CARMEL, IND. (Sept. 23, 2016) – Allegion Americas, a leading security products and solutions provider, today dedicated its eighth Indianapolis home as a Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) Dream Builder. Supporting Habitat since 2009, Allegion’s Americas organization, based in Carmel, has contributed nearly $750,000 in sponsorships and in-kind donations as well as 13,000 volunteer hours to support the dream of homeownership in Indianapolis.
Allegion Chairman, President and CEO Dave Petratis as well as Senior Vice President and President of the Americas Tim Eckersley attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“Allegion Americas is honored to support Habitat for Humanity in Indianapolis,” said Eckersley. “The work Habitat does to help local families become homeowners is inspiring – and this long-standing partnership aligns closely with our vision to make the world safer by securing the places where people thrive. In the future, we plan to expand our support to this great organization in other communities where we operate.”
The 2016 Allegion Americas sponsored project is a single-family, two-story home. In addition, Allegion Americas is the sole provider of all locks and levers needed for Habitat builds in Hancock, Marion and Hendricks counties. This year that amounted to hardware for 21 projects including the “Ag Build” at the Indiana State Fair.
“Each year, the generosity of Allegion’s employees and leaders helps provide the life-changing opportunity of homeownership to a local family,” said President and CEO of Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity Jim Morris. “Over our eight-year partnership, Allegion has expanded their support to include donations of quality household products to help lower the cost of construction and for use in our ReStore, home improvement thrift store. Each year we’re amazed by the collaboration and dedication of Allegion’s team to our mission and their community.”
In 2015, Allegion Americas also began supplying renovated hardware to Habitat ReStore outlets across the United States and, this year, donated nearly $1 million retail value to them. In 2014, Allegion Americas was named the Habitat Legacy Corporate Partner of the Year for Central Indiana.
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Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in safety and security, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion produces a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and other institutions. Allegion is a $2 billion company, with products sold in almost 130 countries. For more, visit www.allegion.com.
About Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity unites the community with people in need to provide the life-changing opportunity to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. Habitat for Humanity is committed to eliminating poverty housing and making decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. To accomplish these goals, Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families and individuals in need.
Since 1987, Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 875 families globally relocate from substandard and poverty housing into decent and affordable homes. More than 525 of these homeowners are here in our community of Greater Indianapolis and 340 in Central America. The foundations laid by Habitat go far beyond the physical structure of a home. Habitat for Humanity is creating stable foundations in all areas of life – impacting future generations. To learn more or get involved, visit indyhabitat.org.
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