G4S Breaks New Ground with Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County

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Nation’s leading security company underwrites 70% of Habitat for Humanity home

G4S will break ground with Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County on a new energy efficient, ‘green’ home, on Tuesday, April 9 at the Kennedy Estates II in Jupiter, Florida.

G4S is donating $70,000, representing 70% of the total cost of the home. G4S has been a strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity for the past several years, including the Miami Blitz Build, repainting the local Habitat for Humanity retail store, providing support for other home sites across FL and the U.S, but this is the first time that G4S has directly funded most of the construction of a new home.

“Our commitment to Habitat for Humanity is important for so many reasons,” said Drew Levine, President, G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. “Helping families break the cycle of poverty through home ownership is a way for G4S to invest in the safety and security of our neighborhoods. So, in addition to work as a security company, it is a way that we can help to make our communities safer in the long term.”

Upon completion, Kennedy Estates II will be comprised of nineteen single-family homes housing approximately 38 adults and 47 children. Habitat Village at Kennedy Estates II will be a “green” community and will be built according to the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) and Florida Power and Light (FP&L) Build Smart energy conservation standards.

About G4S Secure Solutions (USA)
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) is the nation’s leading security company, providing a wide range of manned security services and technology solutions. The G4S expertise in analyzing security needs and developing specialized programs enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership for security and related services, and focus on quality improvement and risk reduction. For more information visit: http://www.g4s.com/us.

About G4S
G4S is the world’s leading secure outsourcing group, specializing in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and over 620,000 employees.

About Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County
Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of sub-standard housing by building simple, decent, safe, affordable houses for low income, hardworking qualified families in partnership with God, community volunteers and local organizations. Each Habitat partner family is required to invest a minimum of 500 sweat equity hours of their own labor into the construction of homes before being eligible to purchase their home utilizing a 30-year, no-profit, no-interest loan. The affiliate’s service area extends from Hypoluxo Road in the south to the Martin County line in the north, and from Palm Beach to Lake Okeechobee.

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