Mohawk Industries, the world's largest flooring manufacturer, is giving $50,000 to HomeAid America, the non-profit organization that provides housing to organizations helping the homeless throughout the country.

HomeAid America (PRNewsFoto/HomeAid America)
HomeAid America (PRNewsFoto/HomeAid America)

HomeAid America was awarded a grant to oversee its programs, which: 1) build housing and other facilities for homelessness service providers, and 2) undertake community outreach activities to provide facility renovation or operational assistance for the programs of these service providers.

Mohawk is represented on the HomeAid America Board of Directors by Karen Mendelsohn, senior vice president of marketing.

"HomeAid is a strong steward and partner in lifting up those in our nation who are in the greatest need of help," said Mendelsohn. "HomeAid's values are consistent with Mohawk's. We both look for better ways of delivering results, and we are both dedicated to driving positive change."

HomeAid shelter projects are built for charities helping the homeless in its 17 communities. More than 3.5 million people experience homelessness in the U.S. each year, including young families without a financial safety net, victims of domestic violence, youth aging out of the foster system and veterans coming home from war. The charities HomeAid builds for provide support services—such as education and job-skills training, financial counseling and both physical and emotional support—that help residents move toward self-sufficiency.