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Date 23/04/2014

Lafarge North America Works with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity on Build Site

Chicago, IL

Lafarge North America Inc.

 

Lafarge North America today donated time and materials to a New Orleans Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) build site, as a reflection of its commitment to volunteering and to building better cities. Lafarge U.S. President & CEO John Stull was on hand to present a check to the organization on behalf of Lafarge U.S. and its employees.

 

"Helping in the construction of the communities in which we live and work is a core priority for Lafarge," said John Stull, Lafarge U.S. President & CEO. "We are excited to be a part of this project today by contributing to building better cities in New Orleans and to support NOAHH in their efforts to promote homeownership in the area." 

 

More than 50 Lafarge employees, including the CEO and the U.S. management team, donated their time to help construct a new home in the Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans. The work today focused on constructing the framing and siding of the home.

 

"These types of projects are imperative if we are to support sustainable development and affordable home ownership to families in need," said Jim Pate, executive director of the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. "The relationship between NOAHH and Lafarge U.S. demonstrates how community organizations can work together to make a difference in their local community."

 

NOAHH's mission is to mobilize volunteers and local organizations to provide safe and affordable homes to hard-working families around the world. Donations and volunteer efforts from community organizations, such as Lafarge, enable Habitat for Humanity to serve over four million people worldwide.

 

Lafarge U.S. donates time and materials to Habitat for Humanity organizations across the United States as part of its commitment to building better cities and communities. As one of the country's leading building materials suppliers and construction solution providers, Lafarge is committed to sustainable construction, and along with its focus on volunteering, looks for opportunities to work with local organizations like Habitat for Humanity to make a difference in the communities where they operate.

Contact:

Joëlle Lipski-Rockwood,
Communications Director, U.S.
303.895.0455

joelle.lipski-rockwood@lafarge-na.com

INFORMATIONS COMPLÉMENTAIRES

Lafarge North America Inc. ("Lafarge") has close to 200 industrial and distribution sites and approximately 2,700 employees in 40 States in its U.S. cement, aggregate and concrete businesses. Lafarge U.S. is an operating unit of Lafarge North America Inc. Lafarge is committed to contributing to Building Better Cities and being active in local environment, education and sustainable construction partnerships including the Wildlife Habitat Council, Habitat for Humanity, the American Institute of Architectural Students and the National Building Museum. More information is available on the Lafarge North America website: www.lafarge-na.com



Lafarge S.A., together with its subsidiaries (the "Lafarge Group" or the "Group"), is the world leader in building materials and employs 64,000 people in 62 countries, and posted sales of €15.2 billion in 2013. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, the Group contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful, and better connected.  Lafarge North America Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Lafarge Canada Inc., are Lafarge Group companies, and together constitute the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada.

 

With the world's leading building materials research facility, the Lafarge Group places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. More information is available on the Lafarge Group's website: www.lafarge.com

 

 

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.  NOAHH builds new houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities, and homeowner families to eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.  Since its inception in 1983 NOAHH has built 704 homes for low-income families in need of adequate shelter. NOAHH plans to continue to build homes in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Charles and Plaquemines Parishes.  www.habitat-nola.org

 

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