Nissan: Nissan and Heisman Trust partner with Habitat for Humanity to build a genuine ‘Heisman House’ in Nashville

Posted on 22. Apr, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For a fourth uninterrupted year, Nissan is partnering with a Heisman Trophy Trust to start construction of a Habitat for Humanity home in a village where a automaker has a business presence. This year a home is located north of Nashville.

Participating Heisman Trophy winners embody Tim Brown (Notre Dame), Mark Ingram (Alabama), George Rogers (South Carolina), Billy Sims (Oklahoma) and stream Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (Oregon).

Before starting a Habitat home, on their attainment in Nashville today, a Heisman Trophy winners helped to lead a girl football hospital during Nissan Stadium. The football hospital intent 200 tyro members of a Boys Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee who ran drills and used simple football stances.

“We were positively anxious to horde this eventuality with a partners during Nissan. It was simply overwhelming to horde some-more than 200 area kids from a Boy Girls Clubs during Nissan Stadium and correlate Heisman legends,” pronounced Ralph Ockenfels, clamp president, Marketing and Broadcasting Digital Rights, Tennessee Titans.

Construction of a new home will flog off on Apr 22 with a Heisman Trophy winners and new Habitat homeowners, Mohammed Berema and his wife, Khadija Aldom. Over a subsequent 4 weeks, groups of Nissan volunteers will finish a residence with a homeowners and other Habitat volunteers.

Starting in 2013, this singular partnership grew out of existent relations among Nissan and a longtime partners Habitat for Humanity and a Heisman Trophy Trust.

“Nissan has been active for many years with Habitat for Humanity in communities where we live and work, and a clever partnership with a Heisman Trust and a idea of building clever communities and use to America’s girl continues to be an glorious fit,” pronounced Jeremy Tucker, clamp president, Marketing Communication Media, Nissan. “We’re beholden to these athletes for fasten in this singular partnership to control a football hospital for area kids, and to assistance Berema and Aldom and their family urge their vital conditions by home ownership.”

The Heisman House judgment launched by Nissan in 2011 highlights a sponsorship of The Heisman Memorial Trophy, that is awarded annually to an superb college football player. The debate gathers many of a many distinguished college football players of a final 30 years into a fraternal sequence of a Heisman House.
“While each Habitat home is a blessing, a special attribute with Nissan and a Heisman Trust creates this home build additional special,” pronounced Danny Herron, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. “We take honour in lenient families in realizing a dream of owning their initial home, and carrying a Heisman winners operative alongside a many inexhaustible volunteers to make this family’s dream come loyal is an knowledge we will always remember.”

Nissan invites all a stakeholders to support Habitat for Humanity. visitors can click through to Habitat’s website to make a concession or find proffer opportunities opposite a United States Habitat was named “Brand of a Year” in a amicable services nonprofit difficulty formed on a 2016 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Equity Score. This is a second uninterrupted year a tellurian nonprofit has been famous for a strength in code equity. In addition, Habitat for Humanity warranted a eminence of being named a “Most Loved” and “Most Trusted” code within a difficulty this year.

Nissan’s inhabitant partnership with Habitat dates behind to 2005, following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Since 2006, Nissan has contributed some-more than $13 million to Habitat for Humanity. Nissan employees have helped to build some-more than 70 homes opposite a United States, and a association has donated 130 vehicles to support Habitat’s mission.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online during and, or revisit a U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sole 5.32 million vehicles and generated income of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in mercantile year 2014. Nissan delivers a extensive operation of some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads a universe in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of a LEAF, a initial mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is a best-selling EV in story with roughly 50% share of a zero-emission car segment. For some-more information on a products, services and joining to tolerable mobility, revisit a website during

About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by a prophesy that everybody needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots bid that began on a village plantation in southern Georgia in 1976 to a tellurian nonprofit housing classification in scarcely 1,400 communities opposite a U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or urge a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners assistance build their possess homes alongside volunteers and compensate an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everybody can assistance families grasp a strength, fortitude and independence they need to build improved lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, revisit

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville seeks to put God’s adore into movement by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Prior to apropos homeowners, Habitat destiny homeowners attend home preparation classes, work during a build site, and proffer during Habitat’s sell outlet, a ReStore. Since 1985, Habitat of Greater Nashville has built or recycled scarcely some-more than 770 homes. To ask an focus or to accept some-more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, call 615-254-HOME (4663) or revisit

About The Heisman Trophy Trust
The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes a superb college football actor whose opening best exhibits a office of value with integrity. Winners shorten good ability total with diligence, perseverance, and tough work. The Heisman Trophy Trust ensures a delay and firmness of this award. The Trust, furthermore, has a free idea to support pledge entertainment and to yield larger opportunities to a girl of a country. Our idea by these free endeavors is for a Heisman Trophy to designate a fostering of a clarity of village shortcoming and use to a youth, generally those disadvantaged or afflicted.


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Jeannie Whited
Nissan North America

Tim Henning
Heisman Trophy Trust

Sherry Stinson
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville

Jared Puffer
Tennessee Titans

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