The Good Stuff, Vol. 96

The Good Stuff, Vol. 96

Welcome to “The Good Stuff,” where we highlight positive news and ways that NAED employees and member companies go above and beyond to give back to their communities! If you have some “Good Stuff” that you would like to share with tED, find out how below.

Wesco International expands partnership with Habitat for Humanity

ATLANTA — Wesco International, a provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions, announced today that it is expanding its partnership with Habitat for Humanity International.

This year, Wesco will contribute $300,000 to support worldwide projects including Habitat’s Home Equals five-year global advocacy campaign, as well as fund the construction of a home in Monte de Sion, Chiapas, Mexico. The home will be built with recycled materials and include energy-efficient features including a biodigester, solar heating, bathrooms with a rainwater collector and a wood-saving stove. Additionally, Wesco will contribute $200,000 towards team builds in the United States and Canada and sponsorship of the 2024 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

“We are proud to expand our partnership with Habitat for Humanity,” said John Engel, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Wesco. “Wesco’s mission is to build, connect, power and protect our world and contributing to Habitat’s worldwide projects is part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the communities where we live and work.”

Wesco and Habitat began their partnership in 2022 when the company donated $500,000 to the global housing nonprofit. Over the course of the partnership, the company’s work alongside Habitat has included a community renovations project in São Paulo, Brazil; a roof wind mitigation project in Orlando, Florida; and supporting projects in England, Mexico and New Zealand. The company was also a sponsor of the 2023 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Charlotte, North Carolina. Last year, Wesco completed 100 homebuild projects in local communities in honor of its 100th anniversary.

“We are thrilled to have the continued support of Wesco and we are excited to see our partnership grow this year,” said Tolli Love, chief development officer, Habitat for Humanity International. “Currently, more than 1 billion people live in informal settlements and lack basic services, land tenure security and climate resilience. With Wesco’s support of Habitat’s Home Equals campaign, we will be able to further our efforts to create lasting change and ensure families have equitable access to adequate housing.”

In 2018, the Eaton Proving Grounds began hosting the Heroes Hurrah Finish Line Celebration. A 10-person committee of Eaton employees collaborated with Make-A-Wish Michigan to create a celebration experience for 3,000 attendees. Thirty percent of the 100 volunteer roles needed for the Heroes Hurrah Finish Line Celebration were filled by Eaton and joint venture employees. This event was also embraced by the community of Marshall with the ride traveling through the city’s downtown district.

Eaton participants included men and women of all ages, many of whom were on the bike team dubbed the “Power of One Eaton Road Warriors.”

“Our collective goal as a ‘Power of One Eaton Road Warrior’ team is to provide support to improve the quality of life for children with critical illnesses and their families within our community and state,” Karnes said. “The Wish-A-Mile Bicycle Tour has provided the opportunity for us to come together to make this happen.”


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