Land Betterment Establishes Charitable Foundation to Provide Additional ekō Relief Homes for Victims of Kentucky Tornados

Dec 27, 2021 9:00 AM ET
Press Release

Foundation supports ekō Villages of Hope to quickly deploy container homes to victims

Through the foundation, a donor has committed to match additional donations of up to $154,000 which would provide victims 12 additional free and safe homes for a year

Donate to the ekō Villages of Hope Fund here

FISHERS, Ind., December 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, announced that through the early success of Operation ekō Christmas, which provided four fully-operational ekō homes in four days to a Kentucky community devastated by recent tornados, has established a charitable foundation through the Community Foundation of West Kentucky (“CFWK”) to receive donations to broaden their relief efforts. Upon the establishment of the ekō Villages of Hope, Land Betterment has received an overwhelming response from people and organizations that want to help after seeing the quick and positive impact the ekō Villages of Hope is having on the community’s relief.

Mark Jensen, Executive Chairman of Land Betterment commented, “The week leading up to Christmas has been an incredible experience. Though, the damage left behind from the tornados is so severe, it has been really inspiring to see the humanitarian response help in this time of need. We knew that with so much loss, housing was one of the biggest problems for the community, and our ekō homes could provide an extremely efficient solution. We are so thankful to be able to help and support the Dawson Springs community and for all the help we received from others to get our first ekō Villages of Hope up and running. Given the tremendous response from people wanting to contribute to the Villages of Hope, we’ve set up a platform to allow them to do just that. Better yet, we have also received a generous contribution to match the first $154,000 raised through the CFWK and the ekō Villages of Hope Fund. This alone will allow us to build upon the early success and put 12 additional families in homes for a year, free of charge.”

Land Betterment with its partner, CSI, has been building ekō homes to provide a more sustainable and better quality of home versus the traditional trailer or small-home environment. Land Betterment’s ekō housing division is developing community villages that offer residents with sustainable, high-end, cost-effective container-based homes designed to bring a new, safe and more efficient housing option to the Appalachian region’s transitioning economy. The ekō housing solution is powerful across many fronts as exemplified by its Villages of Hope’s disaster and crisis relief. Also, the flexibility and efficiency of the ekō platform allows for the rapid deployment of various dwellings beyond housing such as medical units, support units allowing internet connectivity, community kitchens and mobile offices.

To contribute to the ekō Villages of Hope Fund, please visit here.

About Land Betterment Corporation

Land Betterment Corporation, an Indiana Benefit Corporation and Pending B-Corp, is an environmental solutions company focused on fostering a positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation. The Company utilizes a complete solution-based lifecycle program to restore and rehabilitate the environment and revitalize communities in need of change and opportunity. Land Betterment accomplishes this by identifying un-reclaimed, run-down and neglected coal mining sites, fixing the environment through reclamation and remediation, and then repurposing the land to support a sustainable business that serves the community. Land Betterment firmly believes that with real solutions it is possible for restoration of impacted areas to live side-by-side long term employment, while building sustainable and safe surroundings for communities and our planet. For more information visit landbetterment.com or connect with the Company on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Company Contacts:

Mark LaVerghetta
317.537.0492 ext. 0
Chief Governance Officer, Corporate Finance
info@landbetterment.com

Stephanie Conzelman
207.205.0790
Stakeholder Engagement Director
info@landbetterment.com

Source: Land Betterment Corporation