Xylem Watermark Partners with Habitat for Humanity in Houston After Hurricane Harvey

Jul 13, 2018 8:00 AM ET
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Employee volunteers from Xylem, Inc. have been instrumental in helping Houston Habitat for Humanity respond to Hurricane Harvey. In total, 100 Xylem volunteers have contributed over 300 hours of their time doing everything from raising the walls for the house, making sure the roof is in place, and even laying down shingling at the end of the project. This support helped Houston Habitat for Humanity finish two full houses while advancing others to later stages of the build cycle. With two fully completed and sponsored homes, Xylem is making a huge difference in the lives of two very deserving families.

Habitat for Humanity family partners are required to put in 300 hours of hard work to qualify for a home. Xylem volunteers had the opportunity to work alongside family partners, many coming from broken homes or abusive situations, and hear their stories. Through their hard work, Xylem Watermark volunteers have helped to give deserving individuals a chance to advance themselves and their families, achieving the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future.

About Xylem Watermark

Xylem Watermark, Xylem’s corporate citizenship program, provides and protects safe water resources for many of the world’s most vulnerable communities and educates individuals around the globe about water issues. This social commitment reflects Xylem’s ethos of valuing the “triple bottom-line:” financial, environmental and social. The company firmly believes in the notion of doing well by doing good, and dedicates resources to initiatives that demonstrate its commitment.

Xylem Watermark was founded in 2008 and, with its six nonprofit partners, has provided clean water and sanitation solutions to over three million people in 38 countries. Xylem launched its first Global Month of Service in October 2016 to provide a focused time to inspire employees to get involved and bring the mission of Xylem Watermark to their communities. In 2017, Xylem Watermark launched the Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge to engage employees in solving global and local water issues in ways about which they are passionate.

To learn more about Xylem Watermark, please visit http://www.xylemwatermark.com.