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Talented Volunteers at Anuva Join Forces to Help End Poverty Housing in NC
From biomedical and software engineers to project managers, a team of Anuva employees will use their skills to build a Habitat for Humanity of Wake County home.
“We strongly believe that in order to make our company successful, we need to help make our community become stronger,” says Anuva Innovations and Anuva Services President Sanjay Patel. “Through community service days such as this, we hope to instill the value of giving throughout our company and community in Wake County.”
This is the second Habitat for Humanity of Wake County project that the Anuva staff has volunteered for this summer. In July, another team joined forces as part of a “component build” project, assembling various components that will be used to build Habitat Homes ahead of time.
“Our company is structured around the principles of teamwork,” says Veronica Fleck, Biomedical Engineer at Anuva Innovations, the product design and development division. “Service projects like this allow us to work with one another in a new setting while applying our individual skills to the greater good of the community.”
According to a recent Annie E. Casey Foundation report, North Carolinian families are still struggling from the impact of a poor economy. Thirty three percent of children in North Carolina live in a family where their parents lack secure employment or have a high housing cost burden. Habitat for Humanity of Wake County builds safe, affordable houses for qualified homebuyers regardless of race, religion, or background. Each Habitat home is built in partnership with homeowner families, sponsors, and volunteers such the Anuva Innovations and Anuva Services team. The homes are sold for no profit to the partner family who repays an affordable mortgage over 20 years.
In addition to Anuva Innovations and Anuva Services’ community-service efforts in Wake County, each year the Anuva team in Brevard County, Fla., helps to raise funds for Ma Krupa, a charity devoted to providing medical care for people in need. Over the past five years, about $128,000 has been raised for senior citizen care, eye and cleft palette surgeries, scholarships, and disaster relief and to fund other life-saving projects.
“Not only do these special volunteering events bring our talented employees and leaders together for a common cause, but they raise awareness of the needs of the underserved in the local communities where Anuva operates,” says Patel.
Learn about Anuva Innovations at http://www.anuvainnovations.com. To find out more about Anuva Services, please visit http://anuva.com/
About Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County has built safe, affordable houses for qualified homebuyers regardless of race, religion, or background. Each Habitat home is built in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, and the partner family. The family invests in 250 hours of sweat equity working on the construction of the home and purchases the home with an affordable, zero-percent interest mortgage. This year, Habitat Wake will build 42 homes in Wake County, complete exterior repairs on 45 existing homes, and build 50 homes in Honduras and other countries. Financial support is provided by corporate, foundation, faith and individual sponsors, the Habitat Wake ReStores, Deconstruction services, mortgages paid by Habitat homeowners, and other charitable efforts. For additional information on programs, to make a contribution or volunteer, please visit www.HabitatWake.org.
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