ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. — A.O. Smith, a water heater manufacturer and top employer in middle Tennessee, supported Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 21-26, 2016.

In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, local families built or improved their homes alongside President and Mrs. Carter and hundreds of volunteers. Projects included new home construction, neighborhood beautification and home modifications for seniors. President and Mrs. Carter donate their time and voices annually to help Habitat families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

“Being a great neighbor and active member of the community are core A.O. Smith values,” said Kevin Wheeler, president of A.O. Smith’s North American water heating business. “We are proud to work alongside President Carter’s team on this project and to support Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build stronger communities.”

In addition to supporting Habitat’s Carter Work Project, A.O. Smith has supplied water heaters to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville for multiple projects in middle Tennessee as well as other states in which A.O. Smith has facilities.

For more than three decades, Habitat’s Carter Work Project has engaged volunteers to improve communities across the U.S. and around the world. In Memphis, hundreds of volunteers worked with 19 homeowner families to build new homes. Volunteers also conducted 10 beautification projects, including minor repairs, painting and landscaping, as well as six “aging-in-place” projects to enhance accessibility and mobility for seniors. Memphis Habitat also partnered with additional families on aging-in-place and beautification projects. A total of 99 families received help.

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