October 8, 2009 (El Cajon)– Cali Bamboo, a premier manufacturer of green building materials made entirely from bamboo for residential and commercial projects, has announced its partnership with the San Diego Habitat for Humanity. The company will provide $15,000 worth of flooring and fencing materials as well as volunteer employees to help build the final Jimmie Johnson Foundation house in El Cajon as well as other area homes.
“The best part about working with Habitat for Humanity is that we’re actually able to be involved in the construction process and see our products being put towards helping people in need. It’s a truly fulfilling experience and such a remarkable group of people,” said Tanner Haigwood, COO and Vice President of Cali Bamboo. “We’ve always wanted to be in a position where we can help nonprofit organizations both financially and through volunteer efforts, and we couldn’t be more excited about this relationship!”
As part of its membership with “1% of the Planet,” Cali Bamboo earmarks one percent of its annual revenue towards environmental groups around the United States, thereby setting an example for the rest of the business community. The company’s philanthropic gesture will help San Diego Habitat integrate green building techniques into the design and construction of their homes.
“Cali Bamboo provides top-of-the-line products and we’re excited to have the opportunity to use them in our continued efforts to provide affordable housing to San Diego families,” said Bradford Bates, Executive Director for San Diego Habitat for Humanity. “Many people don’t know that bamboo is not only durable, but also sustainable and renewable, which directly helps us in our continued efforts to build environmentally-friendly homes and attain LEED Platinum status on some of our construction projects. It’s exciting to have Cali Bamboo as a partner in helping us achieve our goals.”
The mission of San Diego Habitat for Humanity is to make housing a matter of action and conscience as a means to erase poverty housing from our community and the world. San Diego Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. SDHFH welcomes everyone of all faiths or no faith to join the effort in strengthening families, neighborhoods and communities. Donors and volunteers are the foundation of Habitat's work in San Diego County. San Diego Habitat completed its 99th home and has more than 40 in the pipeline! For more information please visit www.sdhfh.org or call 619-283-HOME.
San Diego-based Cali Bamboo manufactures green building products for residential and commercial projects made entirely from bamboo; one of the world’s most durable, sustainable and renewable materials. Founded in 2004 by Jeff Goldberg and Tanner Haigwood, the company is fast becoming one of the shining examples of how individuals, businesses and communities can develop style without impacting the environment. Cali Bamboo’s wide range of bamboo offerings includes, flooring, fencing decking, plywood and more. For more information, visit www.CaliBamboo.com.