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QMAC partner with Habitat for Humanity to help ‘slam the door’ on poverty housing

The construction company QMAC have launched a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland by branding the doors of their company vehicles. The initiative will help raise awareness and encourage more support for the charity’s work, which offers families a hand up out of poverty through simple, decent housing. This is a first for Habitat NI and for QMAC, cementing a partnership which will help ‘slam the door’ on poverty housing.

Eddie O’Neill Managing Director of QMAC said: “We have chosen to partner with Habitat because their community building approach fits so well with our company ethos. We believe it will add value for our company and our people and, at the same time, help families in need locally and around the world.”

QMAC will also donate left over building materials to Habitat ReStore; the low cost DIY store which helps local people improve their homes at prices they can afford and diverts tons of material from landfill. QMAC will encourage staff, clients and their networks to get involved too.

For 21 years Habitat NI has worked where it matters most; at the heart of communities. 28,000 volunteers from across Northern Ireland have practically engaged in this work, serving thousands of families in need. A simple home changes lives. Families are healthier, children do better in school and parents’ have the chance to work and generate income. Home is the start of it.

Jenny Williams, Chief Executive of Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland, said “Locally and globally as we work alongside people in need we break down barriers and build stronger communities. Partnerships like this with QMAC help us raise awareness of the urgent, global need for decent homes and raise funds to help us transform the lives of many more families.”

To learn more visit habitatni.co.uk, Like Facebook.com/HabitatNI, twitter.com/habitatni or call 028 92 635 642.

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For further information contact Jeannie McCann, Senior Communications Officer at Habitat NI: 028 92 635 647 / 0759 5895 477 / jeanniem@habitatni.co.uk  

Notes to Editor

About QMAC
Established in 1982, QMAC Construction Ltd has developed into one of Northern Ireland’s leading building firms, working across a range of sectors including Commercial, Heritage, Sports and Leisure, Education, Health as well as  Social Housing.

About Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland
•    Habitat for Humanity is a non-denominational Christian housing movement with a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
•    Since 1976 Habitat for Humanity has served one million families worldwide, helping more than 5 million people have a safe, decent place to call home.
•    Habitat works in partnership with families and communities giving them the hand up they need to build their own way out of poverty.
•    Since 1994, Habitat NI has been working to build strong communities and a shared future in Northern Ireland, in the process it has engaged more than 28,000 volunteers.
•    Habitat NI opened Europe’s first Habitat ReStore in December 2012. ReStore sells donated building supplies and home improvements materials at 50-75% of the normal retail price. Restore:
o    Serves the local community by selling low cost, affordable materials
o    Provides training and upskill opportunities for local people.
o    Diverts tons of construction and household materials from landfill annually
To learn more visit habitatni.co.uk, like facebook.com/HabitatNI and follow twitter.com/HabitatNI

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