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Timberland PRO and The Working Person’s Store help Homebuilders Association and Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders’ Blitz


Lakeville, IN June 10, 2006 – What will it take to build two homes on South Bend’s near Northwest side this coming week? “Boots on the ground” answers Eric Deniger, CEO of The Working Person’s Store in Lakeville.

“We’ve teamed up with the folks at TimberlandPRO to assist Habitat for Humanity and the Homebuilders Association of St. Joseph Valley with financial support, T-shirts, some great Timberland PRO boots”, said Deniger. “Plus, we’re hosting an “Appreciation Days” event at our store in Lakeville next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, for all the volunteers and trades people.”

1,000 homebuilders across the country have participated in the Home Builders’ Blitz, June 5-9, which will not only be the largest project of its kind in the United States but will also give many low-income families the opportunity to own their own home.

“The time and effort the builders and trades people donate to build these homes in just one week is incredible” added Deniger. “Working Person’s Store and TimberlandPRO are proud to support their tireless efforts.” The Appreciation Days event will run June 16 – 18 at The Working Person’s Store, in Lakeville, Indiana.”

About The Working Person’s Store

The Working Person’s Store of Lakeville, Indiana provides a broad selection of high-quality, branded work apparel, footwear and accessories, through its destination retail store, its mobile industrial sales division and its award winning web site located at

About Timberland PRO

Building on the Timberland (NYSE: TBL) heritage of craftsmanship and quality, Timberland PRO is recognized as an industry leader in the design, engineering and marketing of premium-quality footwear, apparel and accessories for working professionals who require the best comfort and protection on the job. Timberland PRO embraces the company’s commitment of “doing well and doing good” – forging powerful partnerships among employees, consumers and service partners to transform the communities in which they live and work. To learn more about Timberland PRO please visit To learn more about Timberland, please visit

About Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County

Headquartered in South Bend at 402 E. South St., the local Habitat affiliate was founded in 1987. Originally having an all volunteer staff, the first Habitat house was built in 1990. More recently, the affiliate has been building capacity and hopes to build 8 to 10 houses this year alone. In fact, they anticipate building their 100th home in St. Joseph County this year, a significant milestone. Habitat does not give away the houses that it builds; working largely with volunteers and tax deductible donations of materials and funds, Habitat is able to build adequate housing at an affordable price. The homes are sold at cost to Partner Families who have undergone an intensive screening process, Habitat’s home and financial management classroom courses, and completed an average of 400 hours of “sweat equity”. The local number is 574-288-6967.

About the Home Builders Association of St. Joseph Valley

The local Home Builders Association is made up of approximately 100 builder members, and another 200 associate members who are in businesses that provide services to the building industry. Realtors, Mortgage companies, Bankers, Insurance providers, Title companies, Attorneys, subcontractors, and materials suppliers, essentially make up this group. The local association, located in Mishawaka at 105 E. Grove St., was originally chartered in 1946. As members of the National association, the members affirm a Code of Ethics that outlines their mission and character. To strengthen their association and build relationships, the members try to do business with each other before going outside of the organization. The office number is 574-258-0411

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