Harris Corporation Donates $10,000 to New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
Company Employees Help Build Habitat for Humanity Home
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has donated $10,000 to the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity to assist with the rebuilding of homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The check was presented during a reception sponsored by Harris during the annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) conference being held January 20 through 24 in New Orleans. Guests at the Harris reception also made voluntary donations to the effort. Harris is a leading supplier of weather systems to the Federal Aviation Administration and other customers. The company provided communications equipment and personnel to recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast Region in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction.
In addition, a number of Harris employees attending the AMS Conference traveled to New Orleans early to participate in construction of a Habitat home on January 18. The New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH), celebrating 25 years of building homes in New Orleans, is leading an unprecedented rebuilding effort in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. During 2008, NOAHH plans to build hundreds of new homes in the New Orleans area.
“Hurricane Katrina was one of the defining meteorological events of our time and we are proud to be able to assist the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity in its efforts to rebuild the homes and lives of people affected by the storm,” said Jeremy Wensinger, group president of Harris Government Communications Systems. “We extend our appreciation to our industry partners and to AMS for their support of this event, as well as to all individuals who donated their own time and money to help the residents of New Orleans.”
Established in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International has built and rehabilitated more than 225,000 homes worldwide for families in need, sheltered more than 1,000,000 people in more than 3,000 communities worldwide, and continues to become a true world leader in addressing the needs and issues associated with providing affordable housing. Harris employees support ongoing Habitat for Humanity efforts in U.S. cities where the company has major operations.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of over $4 billion and 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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