RALEIGH, NC ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $60,000 to support Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. Eaton's grant will be used to sponsor the construction of a home in Raleigh, North Carolina.
"We welcome Eaton as a new Wake County partner to help create vibrant, sustainable communities," said Woody Yates, executive director, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. "This fall the company will sponsor a home for a Raleigh family with three young children. It's a fulfilling experience when people pull together to give a family a hand-up."
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County builds affordable, decent homes for low-income families. The process begins with a homeowner-selection process that chooses applicants who have a need to improve their housing situation and have the ability to pay modest monthly mortgages. Applicants must be willing to work 250 "sweat equity" hours on the construction of their home, attend homeowner classes, fully participate in a partnership with Habitat staff, sponsors, and volunteers, and commit to maintaining their Habitat home and community. Eaton's gift provides sponsorship for the home in Raleigh to cover the costs of building materials and professional labor. A team of more than 150 Eaton volunteers will be involved in the project, scheduled to last 16 ? 24 weeks.
In 2005, Eaton donated $12,000 to Habitat for Humanity in Asheville, N.C.
"We're proud to be partners with such an outstanding organization and to be in a position to make a positive contribution to our community," said Ed Komoski, vice president and general manager, Eaton Power Quality Protection Division. "Our employees based in Raleigh have a great tradition of helping those less fortunate and providing civic leadership. Over the next several weeks, numerous teams from our Raleigh facilities will be providing their time in helping build this new home. This is yet another example of what the fine people employed at Eaton can do."
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County develops partnerships to build healthy, affordable homes with and for God's people in need, promotes self-reliance through homeownership, affirms the dignity of the family, and creates sustainable communities. For more information about Habitat Wake, visit www.habitatwake.org.
Eaton's Power Quality Solutions Operations (PQSO) facility in Raleigh is part of the company's Electrical business which provides AC and DC solutions for availability in data centers, local and wide-area networking, hospitals, universities and a variety of other industries where managing the cost and reliability of electrical power is critical.
Approximately 750 PQSO employees work at their five facilities in the Raleigh area.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2005 sales of $11.1 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.