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Nov 16, 2006, 11:11 AM EST



Part of a $500,000 hurricane relief effort in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International

ATLANTA -- The National Hockey League (NHL), National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), Atlanta Thrashers and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity volunteers today constructed a house for a hurricane-affected family who will call the Atlanta area their permanent home. This was the second home built as part of a $500,000 hurricane relief effort with the NHL, NHLPA and Habitat for Humanity International.

The Atlanta Thrashers helped construct a house for a hurricane-affected family yesterday.

The NHL and NHLPA’s $500,000 contribution will finance the building of six new homes in partnership with families affected by hurricane Katrina, through Habitat Humanity International’s hurricane rebuilding effort, called “Operation Home Delivery.” This project engages the NHL, NHLPA, teams, employees, business partners and fans, in a joint community effort and hands-on experience where it is most needed, while fulfilling the Habitat mission of eliminating homelessness and making decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Niclas Havelid joined volunteers for the build. Havelid partnered with UPS earlier this year to create the Havelid’s Helpers program, with the goal of helping Habitat for Humanity in their mission. Havelid will host eight families involved with Habitat for Humanity at a Thrashers game and special post-game visit.

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Agreed. A very classy move by the organisation. :)
 
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