EWTN Supports Habitat Birmingham’s ‘Pope Francis Build’ as Corporate Sponsor


Media: Come Join Us For ‘EWTN Service Day’ Friday, March 27

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – EWTN Global Catholic Network Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw has agreed to serve as a corporate sponsor for Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham’s “2015 Pope Francis Home Build.” As a sponsor, EWTN has made a significant financial contribution to the home build for a local family and will provide Habitat with 25 volunteers for an “EWTN Service Day” on Friday, March 27.

“Because we are a family of employees who live and work in the Diocese of Birmingham, EWTN was pleased to accept Habitat for Humanity’s invitation to serve as a corporate sponsor for its 2015 Pope Francis Build in the Greater Birmingham area,” Warsaw said. “EWTN employees participated in the 2011 clean-up after a series of tornados devastated our area. We are looking forward to assisting in the build of this home along with Catholics and non-Catholics from churches throughout the Greater Birmingham area.”

As during the tornado clean-up, EWTN will pay employees who volunteer their services during “EWTN Service Day” on March 27.

“This is proving to be very popular with our employees, many of whom have homebuilding skills, although Habitat does not require that of its volunteers,” Warsaw noted. “We may have to schedule employees in shifts to accommodate everyone who wants to help!”

The Pope Francis Build was initiated by an anonymous donor at a number of Habitat’s across the country to honor Pope Francis for his commitment to social justice, to provide a unifying celebratory opportunity for both Catholics and non-Catholic volunteers to work towards a common goal, and to further Habitat’s mission of building and preserving homes.

Editors: Please contact EWTN to interview Warsaw or to arrange to accompany or photograph EWTN volunteers on “EWTN Service Day,” Friday, March 27.

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