Koolbridge Solar Is a Major Supporter of NC State Student Shack-A-Thon Affordable Housing Charity

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Over the past 18-years through Habitat for Humanity, $340,000 has been raised along with the help of hundreds of students from 40-organizations erecting shacks each year in the Brickyard on the NC State campus.

Started in 1998, the NC State Caldwell Fellows Student Shack-A-Thon fund raiser primary goal was to help bring awareness to the issue of affordable housing for people in Wake County, NC. Over the past 18-years through Habitat for Humanity, $340,000 has been raised along with the help of hundreds of students from 40-organizations erecting shacks each year in the Brickyard on the NC State campus. The goal this year is to raise $65,000 for the construction of an entire Habitat Wake County home. To date the NC State Habitat for Humanity chapter has helped sponsor and build 23-homes since 1991.

“We had a very ambitious goal this year for Shack-A-Thon and thanks to Koolbridge Solar’s large donation, I believe we will meet that goal and even surpass it. We have never been sponsored by a company and I think few shacks are so generously supported as ours was this year. This kind of partnership bolsters everyone involved and has inspired each member of our shack group to push even further in raising money and awareness for such an important cause. We could not be more grateful towards Koolbridge Solar for sponsoring the Caldwell Fellows and cannot describe the excitement we have each experienced upon hearing about their generous sponsorship. I truly believe we will raise more money this year than we ever have before,” said Craig Prince, NCSU College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Caldwell Fellows Class of 2019.

“Koolbridge Solar was very fortunate to be able to have several students from the NCSU Engineering Department as summer interns, and offered full-time employment to a 2017 undergraduate. Our goal as the Company grows is to continue to bring in top students from universities such as NCSU to help build our product development team so that we provide the best products on the market. Contributing to the NC State Caldwell Fellows Student Shack-A-Thon charity is just one way that Koolbridge Solar is able to be an integral part of the RTP community, and show our appreciation for the high level of talent that comes from NCSU,” said Chris Tridico, Chief Technology Officer of Koolbridge Solar. Mr. Tridico received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Japanese Language and Cultural Studies from North Carolina State University in 1992. He is a John T. Caldwell Fellow and received a full academic scholarship.

For additional information about NCSU Shack-A-Thon, see: http://shackathon.org/

For additional information about Koolbridge Solar go to: http://www.koolbridgesolar.com

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