The company dontaed 78 water heaters as part of an initiative in the Gulf Coast region, providing affordable housing for low-income families.

A.O. Smith Water Products Co. has donated 78 water heaters as part of its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, marking its fifth year helping deserving families in need. The water heaters were donated as part of an initiative in the Gulf Coast region, providing affordable housing for low-income families.

This year’s May 11-16 Gulf Coast project marks the 25th anniversary of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. “The support we’ve received for this year’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project will serve as a catalyst for increasing the work being done in the Gulf Coast by bringing hope, stability and housing solutions to our local communities,” noted Chris Monforton, president and chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “Our sponsors’ gifts, whether monetary or material, help us build houses and empower families.”

“A.O. Smith was privileged to be a part of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Week this year,” said Ajita Rajendra, president of A.O. Smith Water Products Co. “The ability to donate 78 water heaters to the deserving families of the Gulf Coast region was an honor and something we, as a company, strongly believe in.”

Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast serves Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties. Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, HFHMGC has completed and started construction on 170 homes. For more information on HFHMGC and how to volunteer or donate, go to www.hfhmgc.org.