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300 T-Mobile employees build Habitat house

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T-Mobile USA Inc. (Nasdaq: TMUS) and Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri Inc. partnered to build a four-bedroom, 1.5-bath home to sell at nointerest to a local family.

T-Mobile provided 300 local employees over the past 18 weeks to work 4,800 volunteer hours to construct the home, according to a news release. The partnership between the call center and nonprofit began early this year.

“This partnership is the biggest blessing to Habitat,” said Larry Peterson, executive director of Habitat, in the release. “Having a consistent source of volunteers makes the building process so much easier on our construction team.”

Habitat spokeswoman Abby Glenn said the home was sold for $93,000 with a 0% interest mortgage. This is the second home completed by the nonprofit this year, and five future homeowners have been approved by the board to begin the process of constructing their own home, she said.

T-Mobile provided up to four employees and one or two managers daily on the construction site and compensated the employees for their volunteer time, according to the release. The volunteers worked with construction professionals to frame walls, hang siding, lay tile, paint walls, and install bathroom and kitchen fixtures.

The new homeowner completed the purchase of the newly constructed home yesterday, according to the release.


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