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June 9 marked the end of a one-week blitz to build 400 homes for families in need across the United States. More than 1000 professional builders took part in the Habitat for Humanity project.

One of the contributing companies was iLevel, Weyerhaeuser's residential framing business, which donated USD 250,000 of structural framing materials for the project. The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation also donated USD 200,000 in funding.

Since its founding 30 years ago, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 200,000 homes for families in nearly 100 countries. Weyerhaeuser has supported that effort to provide decent, affordable housing for many years.

In May 2005, Weyerhaeuser announced a USD 1 million campaign to build 25 habitat homes to mark the 25 years since Mount St. Helens erupted. Part of the wood used to build those homes was harvested from the company's reforested areas at the site. That project was completed last month.

In November 2005, Elizabeth Crossman was one of four new members elected to Habitat for Humanity International's board of director's. She is Weyerhaeuser's director of corporate contributions and president of the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation.

Weyerhaeuser's involvement with Habitat for Humanity is representative of its wider commitment to being a good corporate citizen. "At Weyerhaeuser, we strive to be responsible citizens, exemplary environmental stewards, ethical businesspeople and friendly neighbors," the company states on its Web site
(http://www.weyerhaeuser.com/citizenship).

We should all be proud of such efforts to help others and maintain high business standards. It is a model worth emulating.


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