Home Improvement E-Commerce Leader Build.com To Help Out Local Chapter of Habitat For Humanity

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Northern California online home improvement pioneer will donate materials and dedicate a day of volunteering to help with a “build”

“In the economic storm we’re still weathering, it’s important now, more than ever, to reach out and help those in need,” said Brandon Proctor, VP of Marketing at Build.com. “It’s more personal when we're able to support the needs of our local community."

Build.com, Inc., No. 97 Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, announced today that it would help Habitat For Humanity of Butte County (Calif.). It will contribute $2,500 worth of products to a three-room, one-bedroom house in south Chico. Then, on Oct. 2, 2010, nearly 100 Build.com employees will donate their time to the actual building of the home.

Habitat For Humanity of Butte County spokeswoman Darlene Giampaoli said that even with grants, volunteer labor and donations, estimated building costs for a home are $45,000 per house. So, every donation, whether it’s cash, product, or manpower, is greatly appreciated.

“Habitat For Humanity of Butte County benefits when local organizations get involved because we see the initial benefit with volunteers helping us with the build,” Giampaoli said. “But we also see a residual benefit as volunteers have a positive experience and tell their friends. Public awareness increases and, in turn, we see more volunteers and more donations.”

Brandon Proctor, VP of Marketing at Build.com, sees this as an opportunity to help those less fortunate in Butte County, even when the economy remains a bit wobbly.

“In the economic storm we’re still weathering, it’s important now, more than ever, to reach out and help those in need. We’re grateful to have the means to do so,” Proctor said. “It’s important to us to help out whenever we can, and it’s even more personal when we’re able to support the needs of our local community.”

About Build.com
Headquartered in Chico, Calif., Build.com has established itself as a groundbreaking and prominent presence in the online home improvement retail space. Build.com creates a unique web experience in the way that it encourages customers to visit a diverse range of “niche” stores within its network. Build.com is among the online category leaders in plumbing, lighting, door hardware, and ventilation. Build.com currently employs more than 250 people and continues to grow and pioneer in the home improvement industry. For more information on Build.com, please visit the company’s web site at http://www.build.com or visit its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BuildDotCom.

Contact: Sean Murphy, Public Relations, Build.com, (800) 375-3403, x476.

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