Build will take place March 28-April 1; photo opportunity Tuesday, March 28 at 9:30 a.m.
FORT WORTH (March 21, 2017) – XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in partnership with Trinity Habitat for Humanity, will kick off a week-long blitz build in downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square. The build will begin Tuesday, March 28, and run through Saturday, April 1. This is the eighth year XTO employees will build a Habitat home in Sundance Square.
A photo/media opportunity will be at the build site on Tuesday, March 28 at 9:30 a.m. Those in attendance will include the Habitat family, Tayilo Ngalasa; Nina Hutton, XTO vice president, Environmental, Health and Safety; and representatives from Sundance Square and Trinity Habitat.
“Trinity Habitat is thrilled to continue our tradition of building a Habitat home with XTO employees in the award winning Sundance Square. We appreciate the continued partnership in building our eighth Habitat home in the heart of downtown Fort Worth,” said Trinity Habitat’s Executive Director, Gage Yager. “This build is more than a special event but a life changing course for the Ngalasa family. We would not be able to continue our work without amazing Habitat friends and partners, such as XTO Energy and Sundance Square.”
XTO employees and family members will build Ngalasa’s home in Sundance Square Plaza. The volunteers will work in two shifts for five days to complete the framing, roofing, siding, windows and door installation on the home. The home will be moved on Monday, April 3, to a neighborhood in Fort Worth for completion.
“Each year, XTO employees volunteer more than 1,000 hours to build a Trinity Habitat home,” said Nina Hutton, XTO vice president, Environmental, Health and Safety. “Our employees are passionate about giving back to the community, and the opportunity to build a house with their colleagues, while working alongside the homeowner, is a rewarding experience.”
In keeping with the tradition of Habitat for Humanity, the family who will soon be the proud owners of this very special home will join the XTO volunteers in the blitz build. Tayilo Ngalasa and her daughter, Biotata, look forward to owning their own home and saving money for college.
“Owning my own home will make a big difference for me and my daughter. I pay too much for my apartment and in the end, it will never be mine,” said Ngalasa. “Because of Habitat, my monthly payment will be reduced, and I will be able to save money for my daughter to go to college.”
The build in downtown Fort Worth is generously hosted by Sundance Square.
“Trinity Habitat has been a great partner of Sundance Square,” said Johnny Campbell, president and CEO of Sundance Square. “Having the home built in the center of the plaza brings awareness to the tremendous need for high-quality, affordable housing that Trinity Habitat for Humanity provides for our community.”
Of the 610 homes Trinity Habitat has built, this is the 17th home that Trinity Habitat has built and moved in its 28-year history. Please contact Lydia Traina at 817-733-6841 or via e-mail at Lydia.Traina@TrinityHabitat.org for more information.
About XTO Energy Inc.
A subsidiary of ExxonMobil, XTO is a leading natural gas and oil producer in North America with expertise in developing tight gas, shale gas, coal bed methane and unconventional oil resources. XTO or its affiliates operate in all of the major U.S. unconventional producing regions and Western Canada. XTO also provides support and technical services to ExxonMobil’s operations in Argentina. The company manages 11 million acres with a total resource of about 139 trillion cubic feet equivalent.
About Sundance Square
Located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, historic Sundance Square is a 35-block commercial, residential, entertainment and retail district where people work, live, shop and dine. Sundance Square’s beautiful landscaping, red-brick streets and turn-of-the-century buildings make it a pedestrian’s delight. Named after the famed Sundance Kid, who used the Fort Worth area as a hideout, Sundance Square has been hailed as a monumental achievement in urban redevelopment. More information can be found at www.sundancesquare.com.
About Trinity Habitat for Humanity
Trinity Habitat for Humanity revitalizes neighborhoods by building quality, affordable homes and rehabbing existing homes with volunteer labor and donations of money and materials. Sponsors and donors underwrite construction costs of Habitat for Humanity homes. Partner families invest “sweat equity” in the construction of their homes or others’ houses, working side by side with volunteers. Partner families make affordable monthly payments on a no-interest mortgage held by Habitat. Trinity Habitat for Humanity has built over 610 new homes and preserved more than 1,000 existing homes in Tarrant, Johnson, Parker and Wise counties since 1989. www.TrinityHabitat.orgMarch 21, 2017