Moen Sponsors Habitat For Humanity Build In Northeast Ohio

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Leading Faucet Manufacturer Donates Products and Time To Build Home for Local Family

“Giving back to the local community is of great importance to Moen, and we’re excited to enter our fourteenth year of partnership with Habitat for Humanity,” said Tim McDonough, Vice President, Global Brand Marketing, Moen.

Moen is pleased to announce that the company is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Medina County to provide a new home for one Northeast Ohio family. This summer, a home will be built in Brunswick, Ohio, which is nearby to Moen’s global headquarters. More than 100 Moen associates will volunteer approximately 800 man hours to aid in the build with Habitat for Humanity representatives.

Construction began in June, and the local family of five will move into the finished home by the end of the year. Moen serves as the business sponsor for this project, providing a monetary donation of $60,000 as well as volunteer labor and complimentary products for the kitchen and bathrooms.

“Giving back to the local community is of great importance to Moen, and we’re excited to enter our fourteenth year of partnership with Habitat for Humanity,” said Tim McDonough, Vice President, Global Brand Marketing, Moen. “At the heart of the Moen brand is the core belief to always do what’s right and work together. Not only are we donating products, but our employees are coming together to help build a home for a very deserving family, right here in our backyard.”

Among the fixtures that will be installed include Moen kitchen and bathroom faucets, showerheads and accessories, as well as bath safety items.

As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, Habitat for Humanity welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. With more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world, Habitat for Humanity has helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than four million people worldwide.

“It’s truly inspiring to see a local business so dedicated to helping the community by donating their time, resources and products to a family who truly deserves it,” said Cathy Brown, Medina County Habitat for Humanity. “It’s because of businesses like Moen that we’re able to provide quality housing to families and individuals across the country.”

While Habitat looks to help families in need, it also prepares applicants to own and maintain a home. When selecting homeowners, Habitat looks for families that have a desire for better housing, are willing to partner with the organization and have an ability to make payments on the home once they move in to it. Homeowners that are selected must agree to put in at least 400 “sweat equity” or volunteer hours as a down payment on the home and have a family income less than 80 percent of the area median income.

For more information about Moen, visit moen.com. For more information about Habitat for Humanity, visit habitat.org.

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About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

About Moen
As the #1 faucet brand in North America, Moen offers a diverse selection of thoughtfully designed kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories, bath safety products and kitchen sinks for residential applications – each delivering the best possible combination of meaningful innovation, useful features, on-trend styling and lasting value. In addition, Moen® Commercial offers superior-performing products that deliver lower lifetime costs for today's facilities.

Moen is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), which creates products and services that help fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. The Company's trusted brands include Moen® faucets, Master Lock® and Sentry® Safe security products, MasterBrand® cabinets and Therma-Tru® entry door systems. Fortune Brands holds market leadership positions in all of its segments. Fortune Brands is part of the S&P MidCap 400 Index. For more information, please visit http://www.FBHS.com.

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Jennifer Allanson or Kristi Stolarski
Falls Communications
(216) 696-0229
jallanson(at)fallscommunications(dot)com
kstolarski(at)fallscommunications(dot)com

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