Habitat, corporate CEOs collaborate, give back to community


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By WVUA 23 News Reporter Elise Anzaldua

Habitat for Humanity is collaborating with some of the biggest CEOs around the country to build homes for families in need. In Tuscaloosa, that means partnering up with Mercedes-Benz U.S. International.

This week Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa is hosting its CEO Build, getting business leaders out of their offices and into the community, tools in hand.

Habit for Humanity of Tuscaloosa Executive Director Ellen Potts said having these men and women work on a home for a deserving family is a win-win.

“It’s great for us and it’s great for them to be able to see what we do and to meet the homeowners,” Potts said. “They realize that we don’t give a handout, we give a hand up.”

Mercedes-Benz CEO and President Michael Gobel, said what this day means to him and his company

“Getting the chance once a year to get out of the office and doing some physical work, just seeing what you can do with your hands is amazing,” Gobel said. “We know if we are out here we are doing something incredibly good and just making some folks happy.”

If you’re interested in getting your hands dirty building or repairing homes for others, check out volunteer opportunities with Habitat Tuscaloosa right here.


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