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Nonprofits Get a Helping Hand


Fairbanks, AK. – September 20, 2012 – Fairbanks Community Food Bank and Interior Alaska Green Star were two of many worthy organizations given a helping hand when Lend Lease held their annual Community Day

Trading hard hats and business attire for yard tools and shelter duty, Lend Lease’s U.S. workforce instead reported to food banks, animal shelters, and soup kitchens among other charitable organizations.  Lend Lease Community Day encourages all Lend Lease employees to give something back to the communities in which they live and work.

North Haven employees chose the Fairbanks Community Food Bank and Interior Alaska Green Star as their own projects and created teams to work at the non-profits.  Employees converged at Interior Alaska Green Star on September 14, to sort and palletize electronic recyclables and at the Fairbanks Community Food Bank on September 20, to sort and create food boxes. 

Kristi Deskins, Community Day coordinator for North Haven said that Fairbanks Community Food Bank and Interior Alaska Green Star were chosen because they are always in need of additional hands to sort, box and palletize.

“Community Day is truly rewarding, giving us the opportunity to benefit the communities where we live and work,” said Keith Scruggs, Acting Project Director for North Haven.  “Our impact doesn’t stop at the job site, we’re building relationships with our neighbors that will continue for years to come.”

This is Lend Lease’s 17th consecutive Community Day since the initiative began in 1996. It was the 4th annual North Haven Community Day. 

About North Haven

Through the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, the U.S. Army formed a 50 year partnership with Lend Lease to finance, develop, build, renovate and maintain the posts 1,800 homes on Forts Wainwright and Greely.  The partnership is known as North Haven Communities.  North Haven is dedicated to creating welcoming, safe communities that positively influence the way our Service Members and their Families live.  North Haven is also committed to positively contributing to the local and regional economy by working with small businesses, relying on local resources and hiring local people.  North Haven adheres to best practices in safety, energy-efficient construction, and sustainability.

About Lend Lease

Lend Lease is a leading global real estate service business, having developed, constructed and managed real estate assets around the world for more than 50 years.  Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, the Lend Lease Group operates in 30 countries on six continents with a significant presence in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

In the United States, Lend Lease’s public partnership business is the nation’s leader in public/private community development. With a focus on creating sustainable value, Lend Lease creates communities that regenerate our environment, enrich people’s lives and foster economic growth.  Lend Lease has worked extensively with the Department of Defense through the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), a program that provides for the transfer of military housing assets to private sector companies. With over 40,000 residential units, 192 apartments and 8,000 hotel rooms in its portfolio, Lend Lease will finance, develop, build, renovate and operate these sites for at least 50 years.

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