At Timberland, we believe that when we lace up our boots, we can do anything. This stands true even in the wake of a disaster.
After hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria flooded headlines this fall, we made it our mission to help. One way we were able to lend a hand was by sending waterproof boots to equip the Fraternal Order of Police in Houston, as well as to “Save the Children” to support families displaced by the storms. To amplify our impact, our parent company VF donated and matched employee donations to the Red Cross, and one employee even served with the organization for two weeks to help with the immediate relief efforts in Houston. This was a start, but we wanted to do more.
A HABITAT WITH AN IMPACT
The road to recovery for these communities will continue for months and years to come. That’s why, this holiday season, Timberland has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity, an international nonprofit that is active in more than 1,300 communities in the U.S. and another 70 countries worldwide. Currently, Habitat has pledged to help 6,000 hurricane-affected families, and will continue to focus its efforts on home repairs and new construction in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico over the next few years.
But its aspirations don’t stop there. Ultimately, Habitat aims to raise an incredible $100 million to support its storm recovery work. Habitat’s ability to achieve its goals depends on us – and that’s why we’ve laced up to help.
HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
To encourage you to join us, and to leave an impactful footprint of your own, we invite you to donate to Habitat for Humanity’s hurricane recovery efforts from now until the end of the year. To show you just how much your support means to us, we’ll match donations up to a total of $10,000.
Timberland has a history of supporting Habitat for Humanity. Employee volunteers have framed houses in the parking lot of our global headquarters over the years to help families impacted by tornadoes or other disasters. Past, present, and future, what lies at the heart of Timberland is our desire to do good.
“It is only with the help of generous donors that Habitat for Humanity can build with families around the world,” said Colleen Finn-Ridenhour, senior vice president of Development, Habitat for Humanity International. “We are so grateful for Timberland’s support and their invitation for customers to join them in helping families build strength, stability, and independence through shelter.”
This month, help us support Habitat’s invaluable work to help families rebuild their homes and lives so everyone’s holiday can be a little bit brighter.