U.S. Gas and Electric Partners with Habitat For Humanity of Greater Miami for Blitz Build Community Project
Miami, FL, March 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- U.S. Gas & Electric (“USG&E”), a provider of natural gas and electricity to commercial and residential consumers in a growing number of states, partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami for the launch of its renowned “Blitz Build” initiative. Held in February 2013, the Blitz Build is an accelerated construction project that was created to build ten new homes within two weeks for families in need. The ten homes will be the first of 45 in Habitat for Humanity’s newest South Miami-Dade community, Habitat Landings, scheduled to be completed in three years. U.S. Gas & Electric’s employees dedicated their time in support of this event with extraordinary results.
“We are proud to be a partner with Habitat for Humanity,” stated Doug Marcille, Director, CEO and President of USG&E. “It is our mission to create a positive impact by giving back to our community to assist with fostering growth in South Florida.”
Following an exciting two weeks, Habitat for Humanity concluded the event with a dedication ceremony to an enthusiastic crowd. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, County Commissioner Dennis Moss and County Mayor Carlos Gimenez were also in attendance and shared in the celebratory festivities.
Blitz Build is made possible through the generous support of corporate and institutional donors who sponsor individual homes. This year’s sponsors include: Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, Assurant, Baptist Hospital South Florida, Chase, EverBank, Faith House, Miami-Dade Housing Finance Authority, Publix Supermarket Charities, WSVN Channel 7, as well as one house co-sponsored by eBay & TransFlorida.
About U.S. Gas & Electric
U.S. Gas & Electric, its subsidiaries and family of companies (“USG&E”) is a leading retail energy supplier to commercial and residential customers in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. USG&E provides energy to customers with wide ranges of energy usage patterns and requirements and gives them the benefit of being a part of a large wholesale buying pool. The company relies on their market knowledge, internal efficiencies, and core capabilities to provide customers with the best possible pricing plans for the energy they provide. To date, USG&E has saved customers over $46 million on their natural gas and electricity supply. For more information, please visit www.USGandE.com.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami is a Christian ministry which builds homes and communities in partnership with low-income families in need of a simple, decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity makes interest-free loans available for the purchase of these homes, and provides opportunities to all people of conscience to support its mission to break the cycle of poverty. Since its inception, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami has built more than 950 homes in Miami-Dade. For more information, please visit: www.miamihabitat.org.
U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc.
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Phone: (305) 947-7880