JACKSONVILLE, FL – Interline Brands, Inc. announced that together with over 125 of its vendor partners, it has donated more than $40,000 in maintenance, repair, and operations products to Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc. (HabiJax). The donation, following the company’s Annual Partners Conference held at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida consisted of hundreds of faucets, plumbing fittings, bathroom fixtures, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) equipment, electrical products, tools, cleaning supplies, and light fixtures.
The products will be sold at the HabiJax ReStore, a 38,000 square foot home improvement retail outlet where new and refurbished home products are sold to the public. Proceeds from the ReStore provide an important source of funding for HabiJax to build and renovate high quality, affordable housing for low income families in the Jacksonville area. All products and materials sold at the ReStore have been donated.
“We at Interline Brands feel privileged to have our valued suppliers who have once again stepped up and donated graciously to such a great cause,” said Jonathan Bennett, Interline Brands’ Chief Merchandising Officer. “I am truly grateful for their continued support that has allowed us to partner with HabiJax in order to improve the quality of life for homeowners in Jacksonville.”
“The money raised from the sale of these great items will help us in responding effectively to the overwhelming need for affordable housing in the Jacksonville community,” said Mary Kay O’Rourke, CEO of HabiJax. “We are thankful and overwhelmed by the generosity of Interline Brands and their many vendors who have donated these items. Their continued support will ensure that our vision of eliminating substandard housing in Jacksonville is made into a reality.”
This is the fifth consecutive year that Interline Brands, together with its suppliers have donated products and materials to a charitable organization following the company’s Annual Partners Conference. Since 2010, Interline Brands and its partners have donated over $165,000 in products specifically to HabiJax.
In addition to the product donation, Interline Brands also supports HabiJax on an ongoing basis through employees who volunteer to work with HabiJax in various other homebuilding and donation projects.
HabiJax has helped over 2,000 families realize their dream of homeownership. HabiJax is a multifaceted organization with many roles: builder, community developer, underwriter, mortgage lender, and affordable housing advocate. This organization focuses its efforts in the urban core of Jacksonville, Florida.
About Interline Brands
Interline Brands, Inc. is a leading distributor and direct marketer with headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. Interline Brands provides broad-line maintenance, repair, and operations products to a diversified customer base of facilities maintenance professionals, professional contractors, and specialty distributors primarily throughout North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.interlinebrands.com.