Nest Seekers International and Habitat For Humanity Support Sandy Relief
Feb. 1, 2013
Nest Seekers International And Habitat For Humanity Support Sandy Relief
Nest Seekers International and Habitat for Humanity, took over Times Square for a day of festivities in the spirit of giving back during the holidays. Nest Seekers International CEO Eddie Shapiro joined Habitat for Humanity's Senior Vice President Larry Gluth to ring the NASDAQ Stock Market opening bell.
Shapiro and Gluth reteamed in the evening at NASDAQ World Headquarters for "Repair, Rebuild, Restore, a Holiday Benefit for Habitat for Humanity Hosted by Nest Seekers International."
"The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy was unfathomable. 60 people died in New York State, 41 in New York City alone. New York suffered $32 Billion in loss and damage and 305,000 homes and counting were lost," said Shapiro. "Our friends and neighbors are still in desperate need of help and rather than throw a holiday party, we decided to focus our resources on the victims still suffering from the devastation of Sandy."
"It was a privilege to ring NASDAQ's opening bell with Nest Seekers International CEO Eddie Shapiro and his team," said Larry Gluth, Senior Vice President of Habitat for Humanity International. "No Habitat response would happen without the local Habitat volunteers and leaders like Shapiro and Nest Seekers who have been working tirelessly for weeks, investing their hearts and hands in the effort."
Gluth also announced that General Motors & Bosch and Lowe's generously donated 24 Habitat for Humanity Mobile Response Units which have arrived on-site: vans specially outfitted with tools and supplies that will be put quickly to work with, for and on behalf of affected families.