Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2011
Perceptics Foundation, a charitable arm of Perceptics LLC., has become a Covenant Partner for a Knoxville Habitat for Humanity housing build project.
Approximately 70 Perceptics employees and their family members will volunteer their time and skills during the six-week build period, which is slated to begin on July 30th in KHFH’s new Silver Leaf subdivision in East Knox County. Volunteers are expected to serve in projects ranging from exterior wall and truss erection during the crucial Blitz stage, to interior wall and roof details to interior finishing.
Headed by Perceptics employees, the Perceptics Foundation challenges employees under their mantra, "What Kind of Hero are You?". The foundation was formed to provide employees an opportunity to give back to non-profit organizations in their communities. Perceptics employees giving monetary donations can realize matched or better donations through the Foundation and employees giving of their time realize monetary donations from the Foundation for time served.
"Time and money are precious resources,” says Leigh Carrasco, President of Perceptics Foundation, “and the Foundation recognizes that our employees are generous with both,” Carrasco continues. “The Foundation’s decision to work with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity was a great way for us all to come together and give back to a deserving family in the community."
Phil Watson, Partnership Director at the Knoxville Habitat for Humanity notes, “Our focus is the family and our Covenant Partnership with Perceptics facilitates pivotal resources to help an East Tennessee realize the American dream of homeownership.”
It is expected that employees will donate up to 1,000 man hours as a group to build the single-family home.
About Perceptics Foundation:
Perceptics Foundation was formed in 2009 by Perceptics LLC., and serves as a private charitable donation entity. The Foundation serves to multiply the effects of strong volunteerism exhibited by Perceptics employees in addition to their generous monetary contributions.
About Knoxville Habitat for Humanity:
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity is an independent, nonprofit, Christian housing ministry that partners with people of all beliefs. Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1985 and builds simple, decent and affordable homes in partnership with people in need. Volunteers and future homeowners provide the labor in building the homes, while tax-deductible donations of money, land and materials are provided by individuals, organizations and corporations.