Yale Locks & Hardware, announced it will renew its pledge to donate $5 million of interior and exterior locks and keys for Habitat homes.

"At Yale, we understand that a home provides many things, but the most important is peace of mind. That's why we're proud of our 15-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity and pleased to support their work in helping millions of people create safe and secure places to live," said Jason Williams, general manager, Yale Residential. "We're thrilled to renew our commitment and in the process help those in need of affordable housing."

In addition to donated locksets, employee volunteers from Yale and sister ASSA ABLOY Group brands have helped build houses with Habitat homeowners in Connecticut, Iowa, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Mexico.

"We are grateful for Yale's continued commitment to Habitat for Humanity and our mission," said Larry Gluth, senior vice president, U.S. and Canada, Habitat for Humanity International. "Because of this support, we are able help more families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter."

To date, Yale has provided more than 700,000 locks, valued at more than $16 million, to Habitat for Humanity homes primarily in the United States, and additionally in Mexico and the Asia Pacific region. Yale became a national partner of Habitat for Humanity's in 2001.

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