USG Boral teams up with Habitat for Humanity

News /
19 November 2014

USG Boral, one of the world's leading building products businesses, has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity in Victoria to help build homes for families in need.

In addition to Boral’s new community partnership with Habitat for Humanity (Australia), USG Boral has donated its new lightweight USG Boral Sheetrock Brand® Plasterboard to Habitat for Humanity’s Crib Point housing project on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, enabling three homes to be built more quickly for families living in housing stress.

Habitat for Humanity relies on the generous donations from companies like USG Boral and individuals to build homes for families in need across Australia and the world. The families partner with the charity to work towards owning a home of their own, contributing “sweat equity labour” and what they can afford financially.

USG Boral Senior Vice President Asia Pacific and Executive General Manager Australia, Tony Charnock, said:

“We are pleased to help the local families and communities assisted by Habitat for Humanity and are very proud to contribute our brand new Sheetrock® Brand Plasterboard to this worthy housing project at Crib Point.”

Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Philip Curtis, said:

“USG Boral is an innovative leader in building products and their support means our homes can be built more efficiently and sustainably and at a lower cost to help provide families in need with great hope for their future.
“We really appreciate Boral’s support and commitment to our vision, which is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We help Australian families who are struggling to achieve security and stability to own their own home and become thriving members of their community.”

With three small children, including twins, Krystal and Evan Johnson have been living with Krystal’s parents. Struggling financially, they were finding it impossible to afford to rent a home. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity and its supporters, including USG Boral, the Johnsons will soon move into their very own home at Crib Point.

“It's amazing – the great work Habitat for Humanity is doing. If we didn’t have their help, we would be stuck here with our parents, for the rest of our lives as we just can’t afford to rent,” Krystal said.

The Johnson family is planning to move into their new home before Christmas, thanks to the assistance from USG Boral.

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