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Nissan Canton celebrates 15th Habitat for Humanity build

January 1, 2024

JANS – On Dec. 20th, in a collaborative effort, Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant and Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) marked a significant milestone with the completion of their 15th home build in the tri-county area. More than 100 dedicated employee volunteers from Nissan contributed their time and skills during an eight-day building project from August to October, benefiting Canton resident Sharon Wilkes and her family.

“As we commemorate two decades of being part of Canton’s story, our commitment to building exceptional vehicles has been mirrored by our dedication to our extraordinary community,” said Victor Taylor, vice president of manufacturing, Nissan Canton. “Our collaboration with Habitat for Humanity embodies our commitment to making positive, lasting impacts. As we extend a helping hand, we’re shaping a better future for everyone.”

“The corporate support of Nissan Canton allows us to build a safe, decent, affordable home for someone living in Canton,” said Merrill McKewen, executive director at Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area. “With their funding and employees as volunteers they are perfect partners in providing a hand up, not a handout.”

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