Z Energy Ormiston helping those in housing need

Habitat for Humanity is one of four charity’s chosen by Z Ormiston Rd to win a share of $4000 in their ‘Good in the Hood’ Promotion.

Locals will determine what percentage of the funding goes to Habitat by voting with an orange token each time they shop at Z in May. Throughout New Zealand this year one million dollars will be donated by Z Energy to community groups.

“We encourage motorists to pop instore to Z Energy Ormiston, fill up, give their orange token to Habitat, and take the opportunity to visit our Restore located behind their shop. Our Ormiston Rd Restore is one of four throughout Auckland says Debbie Swanwick, Habitat Marketing and Communications Manager.

Restores located in Ormiston Rd, Pukekohe, Henderson and Panmure provide revenue for Habitat’s work supporting people in housing need.

Wayne and Melanie Kennerley, the retailers of South Auckland Z Stations, enable site leaders and staff to participate in four hours of community service a month, one option being to volunteer at any of Habitat’s Restores.

Since Habitats inception in 1994 they have built 550 homes throughout New Zealand. Habitat for Humanity is New Zealand’s only charity that works solely to help those in housing need. The charity believes that everyone deserves a decent place to live.

“We know that in areas of high home ownership there is less crime, better health outcomes for families and more stability in education and careers because families have security of tenure. Unfortunately rising house prices in Auckland especially over the past few years have made the kiwi dream of home ownership for many no longer a possibility. With more and more people unable to afford a home of their own our work recently has focused on rental properties, and we are working in conjunction with several community organisations and local government to improve Auckland’s housing stocks to make sure homes are warm and dry” says Habitat Executive Director Conrad LaPointe.

“Sadly we are seeing more and more people every day in housing need. We are extremely grateful that Z Energy recognises our charity and encourage the local community to get behind this initiative” says LaPointe.