JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 5, 2012 – Interline Brands, Inc. (“Interline Brands”) announced that it has teamed with 200 of its vendor partners to donate more than $50,000 in products to Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc. (HabiJax). After Interline Brands’ Annual Partners Conference, held at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida from August 22 - 24, Interline Brands and its vendor partners contributed hundreds of faucets, plumbing fittings, bathroom fixtures, HVAC equipment, electrical products, tools, appliances, cleaning supplies, and light fixtures to HabiJax.
For the fifth consecutive year at its Annual Partners Conference, Interline Brands and its suppliers have donated products and materials to charitable organizations at the conclusion of the show.
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’re proud that we have solidified a great relationship with Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville to help revitalize affordable housing in the city of Jacksonville,” said Anthony Scott, Interline Brands’ Vice President of Merchandising. “We’re also excited that 200 of our valued suppliers contributed products that will be sold at the ReStore to raise funds that will enrich the lives of people in Jacksonville for years to come. We thank our suppliers for their generosity and shared commitment to Habitat for Humanity. In addition to the product donation, Interline Brands also supports HabiJax through the time and efforts of our employees who volunteer to work with HabiJax to assist the organization in their drive to improve the urban landscape and quality of life for Jacksonville homeowners and their families.”
“We are thankful for our continued partnership with Interline Brands and we are thrilled to have received over $50,000 in products from Interline Brands for our ReStore in Jacksonville,” said Mary Kay O’Rourke, CEO of HabiJax. “The money raised from the sale of these items will help us to effectively respond to the overwhelming need for affordable housing in the Jacksonville community. Since 2010, Interline Brands and its partners have contributed more than $125,000 in products to HabiJax.”
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.
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 http://www.interlinebrands.com.