FLINT — Last week, the General Motors Foundation and team GM Cares volunteers from GM’s Flint North American Tooling Center, Flint Assembly and the Flint Metal Center partnered with Genesee County Habitat for Humanity to help with the renovation of a home in the Grand Traverse District neighborhood of Flint.
The home will be developed into a work/live space for George Grundy, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, according to a press release.
The Flint project is part of a series of home builds and improvements that will take place across the nation this year to support U.S military service members and veterans and is made possible by a $1 million grant from the GM Foundation to Habitat for Humanity International.
Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to American charities, educational organizations and to disaster relief efforts worldwide. The GM Foundation focuses on supporting Education, Health and Human Services, the Environment and Community Development initiatives, mainly in the communities where GM operates.
Funding of the GM Foundation comes solely from GM. The last contribution to the GM Foundation was made in 2001. For more information, visit www.gm.com/gmfoundation.
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1990 and is one of 1500 United States affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International. GCHFH has built or renovated over 107 homes throughout Genesee County.
GCHFH is a Christian housing ministry, affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International, but controlled locally. It is made up of people who volunteer their time and work to provide decent, affordable homes for persons who could not otherwise afford to buy a home. Habitat is financed through donations of money and materials. Houses are sold at no profit, and no interest, typically over a 20-year period. For more information, visit online at www.geneseehabitat.org — R.S.