ANSYS Builds Futures
"The Habitat program is the true definition of 'community': neighbors helping neighbors," said Jim Cashman, president and CEO of ANSYS, Inc. "We are pleased to be in a position to give back to our community and to help improve the overall environment in which we work. Just witnessing the ANSYS employees volunteer response to this initiative has been overwhelming. Habitat's challenge to ensure that people have decent and affordable shelter, allows us an opportunity to serve. The synergy and alignment of ANSYS and its employees make a project of this type natural and possible."
ANSYS agrees with Habitat for Humanity's philosophy that building simple, decent houses for low-income families is a matter of conscience and action. Together, Habitat and ANSYS will construct a new home in Houston, Pa., where ANSYS was previously headquartered.
ANSYS employees will work elbow to elbow, contributing time, talent, materials and know-how, in the hopes that they can empower this one family, with one house, in one neighborhood. ANSYS employees who volunteer will be united in the goal of helping this family in need. Employees at every level will get to see each other at their best on the Habitat build, whether they're laying foundation, building walls, raising the roof, hanging doors, or landscaping - or performing non-construction jobs such as coordinating meals or taking photographs. Beyond providing an opportunity to grow, bond, feel proud and experience good feelings, the Habitat project offers the chance to develop teamwork skills that can be transferred to the job setting, resulting in better performance.
Habitat for Humanity's corporate Adopt-a-House program brings together families in need with businesses who want to contribute to the communities where they are located. The partnership allows low-income families to increase their independence and economic well-being through educational opportunities as well. Studies have shown that substandard housing is linked to barriers in learning, career, health, security, stability, hope and self-esteem.
Habitat's programs are about tearing down walls and building bridges, helping families thrive in a host of areas such as a sense of belonging, equality, capability and independence.
"I commend ANSYS for focusing on the needs of others by taking initiative in the Habitat for Humanity program," said John Hopper, executive director at Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. Their [ANSYS] leadership and care will make an immediate, measurable difference for one special family."
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Washington County is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry, welcoming the participation of people of all faiths. It strives to eliminate poverty and homelessness from the world and to make decent housing a matter of conscience and action by building well-built, energy-efficient homes that ensure the long-term stability of the family. It was first incorporated in 1989 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Since its incorporation, Habitat for Humanity of Washington County has helped 30 families become homeowners. Its parent company, Habitat for Humanity International, has built more than 200,000 homes around the world, housing over one million family members.
About ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost- conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 25 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. employs approximately 600 people and distributes its products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit www.ansys.com for more information.
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