Date: September 6, 2007
Eaton Donates $30,000 To The Greater Jackson Habitat For Humanity
JACKSON, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it donated $30,000 to benefit the Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity (HFH). Funds will be used to fund the construction of one home.
“We value Eaton’s longstanding partnership and commitment to our mission of helping improve the lives of people in the community through homeownership,” said Karen Tursich, executive director, Greater Jackson HFH. “It’s a fulfilling experience when people pull together to give a family a hand-up.”
HFH 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 a minimum of 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.
Since 2003, Eaton has contributed $55,000 to the Greater Jackson HFH. Employees at Eaton’s Jackson, Mich., facility have supported HFH on home builds for the past two years with 45 employees participating in the projects.
“We’re proud to be working with such an outstanding organization and to be in a position to make a positive contribution to our community,” said Andy Weeks, vice president and general manager, Eaton’s Aerospace Operations – Conveyance Systems Division. “Our employees have a great tradition of helping those less fortunate and this shows what they’re willing to do.”
In addition to this donation, Eaton’s Jackson East Avenue facility is hosting an employee fundraiser on September 12 to benefit HFH. All proceeds from the dunk tank, bake sale and silent auction will benefit the Habitat for Humanity for the Jackson Community. The event is limited to Eaton employees and invited members of the media.
Eaton has three locations in Jackson and approximately 700 employees. The two aerospace facilities make hoses, tubes and couplings for worldwide commercial and military markets. The hydraulics facility makes pneumatic and hydraulic tie-rod cylinders for the industrial manufacturing market.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 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 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.