In 2005 Johnson Controls stood with Tulane University to rebuild and resume classes within five months after Hurricane Katrina's devastation. Ten years later, the university and New Orleans residents are building a better future one project at a time. Johnson Controls is proud to help the Tulane City Center, a non-profit organization founded by the Tulane School of Architecture, rejuvenate the community.
“Tulane needed help then, and New Orleans continues to need help today. We proudly have committed $1 million to help revitalize the community with projects that advance the lives of Louisiana residents and their families,” says Bill Jackson, president, Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls.
To view the multimedia release go to:
Tornado and high winds are some of the most destructive forces of nature. While tornadoes are frequent in the Great Plains, South, and Midwest, there is no state in the country that isn’t at risk. As the nation’s largest property insurer, State Farm wants to make sure you and your family are prepared for the destructive and potentially deadly force of a tornado.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7452831-state-farm-weather-preparedness/
Rebuilding Together is providing free critical home repairs to eligible homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy through our affiliates in New York City, Long Island, Bergen County, Jersey City, and Essex County. As of October 2013, these affiliates have brought together over 3,150 volunteers to complete work on more than 250 projects that assist more than 430 people.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60143-rebuilding-together-web-series-rebuilding-after-sandy
Last October, the world watched as Superstorm Sandy devastated East Coast shorelines. Almost one year later, the struggle remains for homeowners trying to rebuild. On October 3, 2013, PBS’ Emmy® Award-winning home improvement series THIS OLD HOUSE® premieres a special eight-episode series following three sets of homeowners who are pioneers: they began rebuilding–and raising–their homes on the Jersey Shore just a few short months after the storm.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61641-this-old-house-jersey-shore-premieres-superstorm-sandy-anniversary
With the American owner-occupied housing stock older than ever according to a recent Department of Housing and Urban Development American Housing Survey (AHS), more and more homeowners are facing the need to make drastic upgrades, or even consider when it’s time to tear down and rebuild a new home. To address this dilemma, Blu® Homes, Inc., (“Blu”), the leading builder of precision-engineered, green prefab homes, has released a helpful infographic designed to provide American families with information on the options of renovating or rebuilding.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/53071-blu-homes-releases-infographic-recycle-and-rebuild-or-renovate
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor marks the official first day of summer by celebrating the grand opening of its newest slide complex, Big Wave Racer, in support of New Jersey’s “Stronger Than the Storm” campaign. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to aid in the rebuilding of area businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62102-six-flags-hurricane-harbor-big-wave-racer-stronger-than-the-storm-campaign
The Craftsman brand, Craftsman Club, part of the SHOP YOUR WAY Network, Sears Heroes at Home and nonprofit Rebuilding Together are hitting the road this summer to inspire Americans to open their tool box and start working with their hands, all while making a difference in communities across the country.
With a 36-ft trailer and truck filled with all the necessary tools in tow, the brand will visit dozens of local communities, restoring homes of military veterans, participate in local restoration projects, disaster relief and consumer events throughout the summer.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/60868-craftsman-make-a-difference
PrimeSource® has entered into a year-long partnership with Rebuilding Together to provide Grip-Rite® product donations in support of the organization’s disaster recovery efforts for families and communities across the country.
After a disaster has occurred and damages and needs have been assessed, PrimeSource will work to support Rebuilding Together affiliates in affected areas with Grip-Rite tools and building materials, allowing Rebuilding Together to focus their efforts on recovery coordination and skilled volunteer recruitment.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60130-primesource-rebuilding-together-national-disaster-recovery-grip-rite
Continuing to assist those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that it is donating $50,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Established by Governor Chris Christie and chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie, the relief fund is a non-profit organization that raises and distributes funds to organizations to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts of New Jersey communities impacted by the storm.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60164-cvs-caremark-charitable-trust-donates-to-hurricane-sandy-nj-relief-fund
Like most residents of Joplin, Tara Johnston’s mind is frozen in time when she thinks back to that late Sunday afternoon on May 22, 2011 – the day a catastrophic tornado destroyed thousands of homes, including her house on S. Jackson Ave.
While her daughter and the rest of her family survived the tornado, she was faced with the daunting task of rebuilding her home – made even tougher because she had no insurance. Johnston told her story from the front porch of that very home today at a press conference. The house, which is just weeks away from being completely rebuilt, is the result of many helping hands coming together to get one more displaced family back into their home.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58615-toyota-boosts-home-reconstruction-in-joplin-since-devastating-tornado
As the 2012 presidential election kicks into high gear during the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the Craftsman brand is doing its part to build a “House United.” Along with non-profit Rebuilding Together, as well as Heroes at Home, NextGen Home built by Champion Home Builders and Bank of America, America’s most trusted tool brand is asking Americans across the country and delegates at both conventions to work together in a community service program to build a home for one of our country’s deserving military veterans. By signing a petition at www.facebook.com/craftsman, people can join the Craftsman brand in encouraging their state delegates to participate.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56737-craftsman-brand-ty-pennington-voice-support-for-a-house-united
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) broke ground today on a public school, Ecole Nationale Jacob Martin Henriquez in Jacmel, Haiti. In attendance were Tom Buckmaster, President of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, Richard Walden, President and CEO of Operation USA, Jacmel Mayor Edwin Zenny and Parliament Senator Joseph Lambert. Construction of the school, which will serve approximately 600 local students in grades K through seven, is scheduled to be completed by January 2011.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/honeywell/45480/