FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kitty Yerkes,Development Director
CAPE FEAR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ANNOUNCES PPD’s SPONSORSHIP OF A HABITAT HOME
(Wilmington, NC) –PPD has answered a “Call to Action” with support including volunteer labor to construct a Habitat home, just miles from the PPD world headquarters. This is the first, fully sponsored Habitat home supported by PPD, demonstrating the company’s philosophy to give back to the community.
Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity and PPD held a Ground Breaking on February 15, 2014 at 1308 King Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. PPD volunteers will continue building the home for the next four months! The Dedication for the PPD sponsored home is scheduled for June 2014.
Habitat for Humanity has a tried and tested partnership approach that makes families in need of affordable housing a key part of their own housing solution. We work hard with volunteers and donors who invest time and money into the partnership—so that families can help build, then buy, their own home on terms they can afford.
Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity with the support of many corporate sponsors has been able to meet the challenge of providing safe, decent, and affordable housing for more than 150 families in New Hanover and Pender County.
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development, lifecycle management and laboratory services. PPD’s clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 46 countries and more than 13,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a commitment to quality to help clients and partners accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics and maximize the returns on their R&D investments.
To sign up as a volunteer or for more information about Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.capefearhabitat.org or call Kitty Yerkes, 910-762-4744.