WASHINGTON (Sept. 10, 2017) – Goldwind Americas today announced it is joining with other American wind energy companies as a keystone partner of Habitat Hammers Back, the Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuilding initiative led by Habitat for Humanity. The companies are donating to a fund that has raised $1 million to support repairs and rebuilding efforts in areas impacted by the storms.
“The powerful forces of nature that drive the wind energy industry can also be very destructive. Respect and care for the environment, climate and all humans are core tenets of the wind energy industry,” said David Halligan, CEO of Goldwind Americas. “Goldwind Americas is proud to join other companies from the American wind energy industry in partnering with Habitat for Humanity to help families recover from Hurricane Harvey.”
“Habitat for Humanity is committed to helping families recover from Hurricanes Harvey, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of our partners like Goldwind Americas and the other companies from the American wind energy industry,” said Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford. “Their gift is an investment in the long-term recovery of these communities.”
Through Habitat Hammers Back, Habitat is already at work responding to Hurricane Harvey, helping families to clean up and prepare for the rebuilding effort to come. Habitat will work with its local offices throughout the hurricane-affected regions to assess the shelter and housing needs and develop response options. In addition to long-term housing repair and construction, Habitat’s response includes organizing volunteers and resources to help with the cleanup of homes damaged by wind and flood waters.
More information on Habitat’s and Goldwind Americas response to Hurricane Harvey can be found at https://habitat.org/American-Wind-Energy/Harvey.
About Goldwind Americas
Goldwind Americas, headquartered in Chicago, is a world-leading wind turbine technology and energy solutions provider. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (SZSE: 002202) (HK: 2208), Goldwind’s revolutionary Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) technology is shaping a new standard in wind energy. Goldwind Americas offers a full suite of innovative renewable energy solutions, including equipment sales, service, and capital. To learn more, visit www.goldwindamericas.com.
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.