Thanks to the generosity and dedication of Mohawk volunteers, a deserving Gordon County family will soon enjoy a new home. Mohawk’s finance and logistics teams hosted the company’s annual Habitat for Humanity charity golf tournament, which, combined with a generous Mohawk donation, will help a Calhoun, Ga., family obtain a home through Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County.
Through entry fees, sponsorships, donations, and Mohawk’s corporate gift, the 2017 golf tournament raised more than $90,000, an all-time tournament record. After a number of years organizing the event to assist a variety of local non-profit organizations, this was Mohawk’s fourth year partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County to raise funds for local builds.
“This year’s tournament was a great success because of the generosity and dedication of many company volunteers and corporate sponsors,” said Renée Lockhart, tournament chairperson. “A total of 30 teams played in the event, and we also generated additional funds through an on-site raffle. I appreciate all of the people who made this event a success, including our volunteers, players and sponsors.”
Lana Young, Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County executive director, added “Mohawk Industries was the prime sponsor of our last home build. They gave us the proceeds from last year’s golf tournament to help fund construction, and many of their employees rolled up their sleeves and helped with that house. We appreciate their leadership in making home ownership a reality for deserving local families. We’re continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of Mohawk, and we’re grateful for the company’s continued support.”
Mohawk provides financial assistance to dozens of non-profit organizations in the northwest Georgia region, but the golf tournament has taken on special significance due to the connection with the company’s position as a global leader in flooring.
“Part of what makes Mohawk special is our connection to our communities, particularly Calhoun, our corporate hometown,” said Michel Vermette, Mohawk Group president. “We challenge ourselves and others to believe in better, and partnering with Habitat for Humanity to provide a wonderful new home to a deserving family is one example of how we translate that philosophy into results that make a difference. As the industry leader in sustainability, we’re particularly pleased that this project focus on renovating a current residence, which reinforces the value of revitalizing a community’s existing homes.”