Dale Larson, former CEO of Larson Manufacturing, has donated $30 million to Habitat for Humanity International. The donation, made through the Larson Family Foundation, will help further Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. According to Habitat for Humanity International, it is the largest single cash donation from an individual in the global housing nonprofit’s history.

“The Larson family’s long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity is a true testament to putting God’s love into action,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “Their incredible gifts over the years exemplify the kind of commitment to helping others that we aim to achieve through our mission every day. We’re extremely grateful to have the support of Dale and his family who have long been true pillars of their community. This historic and generous donation will have an immeasurable, multi-generational impact for families for many years to come.”

Larson has been a committed supporter of Habitat for Humanity for over 30 years. The family’s gift will provide new mortgage financing opportunities for homeowners, expand local Habitat organizations’ access to low-cost resources to maintain affordability when building and restoring homes in their respective communities, and support Habitat’s global diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. The gift will also fund land acquisition and home construction in communities across the United States.

“We are happy to provide Habitat for Humanity a substantial contribution,” said Dale Larson. “Because the economic and pandemic recession is spreading, we need more than ever to support Habitat for Humanity to continue building homes and strengthening communities. I also hope previous donors will consider a larger gift or pledge and new donors consider a contribution to continue the work of this vital organization.”

The Larson family has also donated funds used to better measure and evaluate Habitat’s initiatives in the United States, as well as support the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project and Habitat for Humanity ReStores.

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