Habitat Humanity receives $2,500 donation from GMADA - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Habitat Humanity receives $2,500 donation from GMADA

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Normally people come to Jim Keras Subaru to pick up a car, but Tuesday, Habitat for Humanity came to pick up a check that will do a lot of good for a lot of Memphians.

The Greater Memphis Auto Dealers Association donated $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity. It's in celebration of GMADA's 100th year. Ben Keras with GMADA sees it as a natural fit.

"We provide good and services for Memphians. They provide it on a different level," Keras said.

The majority of the donation will help Memphians. Ninety-four percent of it goes to Habitat for Humanity programs. Only six percent goes to overhead costs. These programs include building new homes, revitalizing older ones, and making aging-in-place modifications for the elderly.

"Every bit helps us help local families either build or improve places that they call home," Kim Morrison with Habitat for Humanity said.

By the end of 2016 Habitat for Humanity will have built or improved 99 homes in the Greater Memphis area. This includes the 21 President Carter helped to construct in the Bearwater Park Neighborhood.

"You can physically see where you're making a difference," Keras said.

A difference that involves both sweat and financial equity.

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