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AFL Awards $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Gwinnett County

3/12/2014

Gwinnett, GA and Spartanburg, SC – AFL presented a $5K grant to Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity®. Made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program, the grant supports construction of a local house, specifically addressing the need for affordable housing in the area.
 
“Becoming a homeowner takes a commitment from the entire family and it also takes a commitment from the business community,” stated Mike Booth, president of AFL’s Network Services division. “AFL has long supported Habitat for Humanity affiliates and we are excited to bring the Community Outreach Program to this area and be a witness to the impact we can have in our community.”
 
Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity has a goal to complete three new homes, rehab two homes and complete six home repair projects in 2014. Habitat homeowners must demonstrate a need, partner with Habitat by providing 250 “sweat equity” hours and demonstrate an ability to pay a mortgage.
 
AFL has a history of giving back to its communities. AFL’s extensive Community Outreach Program starts within the company with its employee and extends out into the community through grants and sponsorships as well as employee engagement projects and tree planting events and more.

For additional information on AFL and its community initiatives, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

Pictured (left to right); Michael Booth, president of network services, AFL; Rev. Brent Bohanan, executive director, Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity; Rebecca Gregory, human resources manager, AFL; Eric Corwell, human resources and recruiting, AFL

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit www.AFLglobal.com

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Rebecca Gregory
Human Resources Manager
AFL
770.325.7234
Rebecca.Gregory@AFLglobal.com

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager
AFL
864.433.5409
Corie.Culp@AFLglobal.com

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