Atlas employees lend a hand to build a home in Indiana

August 20, 2004

Media Contacts:
Kristen Burnett, Atlas Van Lines, 800.638.9797, ext. 2951
Paul Whitmore, Hetrick Communications

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Atlas World Group employees, experts at helping people move into new homes, are now helping build them, too.  A volunteer crew of 35 Atlas employees, led by Director of Safety Rick Kirby and Chief Financial Officer Rick Olson, will spend seven of the next ten Saturdays building a house in Evansville for Habitat for Humanity. 

"Habitat for Humanity is an excellent organization," said Olson.  "This program gives our employees a chance to give back to their communities.  Building a house for somebody who might not otherwise be able to purchase one is a rewarding, and very worthwhile project," he added.

In addition to providing volunteer labor, Atlas is also providing the funding for the new house, donating $50,000 over a five-year period.

Atlas and Habitat for Humanity are building the home for 45 year-old Anita Brown of Evansville, who, thanks to the project, will become a first-time homeowner.

This is the second time Atlas has sponsored a Habitat Home.  In 1999 Atlas contributed time and money to help a fellow employee build her home.

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