Pontiac, Mich. - Representatives from General Motors Corporation, GMAC Financial Services, GM Truck Group, UAW Local 594 and the City of Pontiac proudly announced plans to partner with Habitat for Humanity of North Oakland to build a Habitat for Humanity home in Pontiac.
The new home will be constructed on property adjacent to GM's Validation Center near Franklin Road and South Boulevard. The Validation Center's Departmental Quality Improvement Team is coordinating the volunteer effort for the home's construction, which includes volunteer employees from General Motors, GM Truck Group, GMAC Financial Services and GMAC Mortgage.
During the ceremony, Pontiac Mayor Walter J. Moore presented the property deed for the building lot. The City of Pontiac sold the lot to Habitat for Humanity for $1. Following Mayor Moore's presentation, representatives from GM and GMAC Financial Services presented a check for the cost of the home's construction to Habitat for Humanity.
"This is a great day because the City of Pontiac, GM Truck Group, GMAC Financial Services and UAW Local 594 have joined together to give something back to this great community and help a local family," said Guy Briggs, GM vice president and general manager of the GM Truck Group. "The City of Pontiac and its people are key partners in GM's success in this community.
Habitat for Humanity of North Oakland is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in Oakland County by building and renovating houses for families in need. Habitat for Humanity of North Oakland chapter was founded in May of 1996. Since then a total of ten houses have been constructed in the city of Pontiac. GM, GMAC, GM Truck Group and the UAW are proud to be a part of this important community effort.