Praxair Inc., headquartered in Danbury, continued its support of Housatonic Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building affordable housing locally with a recent $5,000 grant.
According to Melissa Andros of Global Giving at Praxair, “The grant is part of Praxair’s long-standing Global Giving Program, which supports local communities, provides educational opportunities, promotes health and wellness and supports environmental protection worldwide. The Global Giving Program has provided funds for community development nationwide for nearly 25 years.”
Fran Normann, Housatonic Habitat’s Executive Director, noted that Praxair has focused on affordable housing in greater Danbury for decades, beginning as a house sponsor in 2001 on Rowan Street. Since then, Praxair has donated more than $75,000 to Housatonic Habitat’s mission. Over the years, many Praxair employees have served on the Board of Directors and various committees. Today, Anne Sasso of Praxair’s Human Relations Department adds her depth of expertise to the Board of Directors.