Mohawk holds fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity
Adairsville, Georgia – To support Habitat for Humanity’s local mission, Mohawk’s finance, logistics and legal teams have been collaborating on an annual fundraising golf tournament since 2014. The 2021 event was held here in Barnsley Gardens on Sept. 13, and raised more than $108,000 for Gordon County’s Habitat for Humanity, according to the company.
The Mohawk golf tournament has grown into the Habitat chapter’s largest individual fundraiser, generating nearly enough income each year to build a home for a local family.
“Every year, our tournament funds Habitat through tournaments, sponsorships, individual donations and Mohawks significant corporate gifts,” said Renée Lockhart, Mohawk senior risk manager and event president. “We are grateful to everyone who helped make this tournament a great success, especially our non-Mohawk logistics, legal, insurance and banking partners.”
The 2021 event consisted of 35 teams. The title sponsor of the tournament was Lee-Smith, Inc., in Chattanooga.
Mohawk has built long-standing partnerships with many Gordon County nonprofits as part of investing in the community where thousands of its employees live. “Mohawk has a huge international footprint, but our home is here in Calhoun,” said Dan Flowers, vice president of transportation and logistics at Mohawk.
Mohawk said the golf tournament was a perfect fit for the company because of its connection to its global leadership in the flooring industry. “Since floors are an important consideration when families turn their homes into a unique home, we thought it appropriate to support an organization committed to providing homes to families in our community,” said Shailesh Bettadapur, Mohawk Treasurer. . “While the event is hosted in Mohawk, it would not have been possible without the contributions of everyone who played, sponsored or contributed to the tournament. We appreciate them all.”
Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has provided housing for eligible low-income families in communities around the world. The families selected to become homeowners invest hundreds of hours of labor into building their own homes and helping build the homes of others. “The golf tournament has been an important source of income for us and it helps us build safe, affordable homes here for several of our partner families,” said Lana Young, executive director of the local Habitat branch. “We partner with families based on their need, ability to repay an interest-free mortgage, and willingness to work with our organization.”