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Habitat For Humanity Benefits from Donations by Coverings

NORTH PALM BEACH, FL (August 1, 2002) - The Greater Orlando, Florida Chapter of Habitat for Humanity reports ongoing benefits from donations of excess materials made to them this past May by Coverings, the international exposition for ceramic tile and stone. Approximately five truckloads of tile and stone, from the set-up of hundreds of major exhibits at the exposition, were donated to the charity at the conclusion of the four-day event. Because the donation amounted to far more than Habitat for Humanity could possibly use, the charity, under the direction of Shirley Jones, Warehouse Manager, has already sold off odd lots of material amounting to more than $1000 profit at this time. "A donation of this value is extremely important for our Chapter," says Jones. "We have been hoping for some time to open a thrift shop operation where we could sell excess material from donations that we are unable to use in the houses we build and rehabilitate. The huge amount of excess tile we received from Coverings will be the main feature of our sales stock for several months when the store opens this fall. It is a gift that will truly go on giving. We are extremely grateful to Coverings for their thoughtfulness and generosity." Coverings 2003 will take place at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center, on March 24th-27th. The giant trade show encompasses ceramic tile, natural stone, and floor covering products from more than 1300 exhibitors representing 45 different nations. Truly global in character, it is the -more- Habitat for Humanity Benefits - Page 2 largest trade show of its kind in North America. For more information or for complimentary registration, contact Coverings at 11940 U.S. Highway One, Suite 200, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 or via phone; 561.776.0600 or 800.881.9400 (in the U.S.), via fax; 561.776.7466, by E-mail at or register online at

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