Mohawk holds fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

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Adairsville, Ga.—To support Habitat for Humanity’s local mission, Mohawk’s finance, logistics and legal teams have collaborated on an annual fundraising golf tournament since 2014. The 2021 event was held Sept. 13 at Barnsley Gardens here and raised more than $108,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County, according to the company.

The Mohawk golf tournament has grown to become the Habitat chapter’s largest individual fundraiser, generating almost enough revenue each year to build a home for a local family. 

“Each year, our tournament provides funds for Habitat through tournament entry fees, sponsorships, individual donations and Mohawk’s substantial corporate gift,” said Renée Lockhart, Mohawk’s senior risk manager and event chairperson. “We are grateful to everyone who helps make this tournament a great success, particularly our non-Mohawk logistics, legal, insurance and banking partners.” 

The 2021 event featured 35 teams. The tournament’s title sponsor was Lee-Smith, Inc., in Chattanooga. 

Mohawk has built lasting partnerships with many non-profit organizations in Gordon County as part of investing in the community that is home to thousands of its employees. “Mohawk has a huge international footprint, but our home is here in Calhoun,” said Dan Flowers, vice president of transportation and logistics, Mohawk.

Mohawk said the golf tournament was a perfect fit for the company due to its connection with its global leadership in the flooring industry. “Since flooring is a major consideration when families make their house a unique home, it seemed appropriate for us to support an organization that is dedicated to providing homes for families in our community,” said Shailesh Bettadapur, Mohawk treasurer. “While the event is organized at Mohawk, it wouldn’t be possible without the contributions of everyone who played, sponsored or contributed to the tournament. We appreciate all of them.” 

Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has provided housing for qualifying, low-income families in communities around the world. The families selected to become homeowners invest hundreds of hours of labor into building their own houses as well as helping to build the houses of others. “The golf tournament has been a major source of income for us, and it helps us build safe, affordable homes here for several of our partner families,” said Lana Young, executive director of the local Habitat chapter. “We partner with families based on their need, ability to repay a no-interest mortgage and their willingness to work with our organization.”

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