Sea Island Habitat for Humanity today announced that Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, will send more than 30 employees to Johns Island and James Island, S.C. to participate in a weeklong build.
“We are excited to welcome Huron back to Johns Island for the third consecutive year. Our volunteers are vital to our success as a nonprofit organization. We have a strong relationship with Huron and thank them for their continued support,” said Julia Hammer, communications and development director, Sea Island Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity is one of Huron’s civic partners, which are organizations the company supports through matching gifts, sponsorships and employee volunteerism. Huron employees have participated in multiple Habitat for Humanity community service activities across the country since 2009. Huron provides time off and travel arrangements for employees who take part in the Habitat for Humanity initiative.
“Habitat for Humanity does tremendous work providing people in need with a place to live. Our employees always enjoy their time at Habitat and we feel fortunate to continue our great relationship with the Sea Island chapter,” said Mark Hussey, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, Huron Consulting Group.Huron’s ongoing commitment to the community brings employees together by helping others through its Huron Helping Hands program. In addition to the community service projects that Huron participates in throughout the year, the company also coordinates an annual Day of Service where employees receive the day off for philanthropy. As part of the 2014 Day of Service, Huron partnered with more than 50 different charitable and nonprofit organizations in more than 25 locales around the world to assist in community service projects and activities. For updates on the build, connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/seaislandhabitat and www.facebook.com/huronconsulting. About Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Sea Island Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, the third-oldest Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the world, is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Established in 1978, Sea Island Habitat for Humanity has built over 300 homes, serving more than 1,200 children and adults and now builds to LEED home energy standards.