The Los Angeles-headquartered homebuilder KB Home (NYSE: KBH) has announced a partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF), the congressionally chartered nonprofit working to promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System.
In this partnership, KB Home will support NFF with a financial contribution and employee volunteer hours. The collaboration between KB Home and NFF will involve planting seedlings in National Forests that were severely affected by wildfires.
KB Home is also teaming with NFF to celebrate this week’s National Forest Week celebration of the National Forest System and all the benefits it provides to the public. KB Home and NFF are hosting a photo contest, where participants are encouraged to share photos, adventures and appreciation for National Forests on social media with the hashtag #NationalForestWeek.
“America’s National Forests are the foundation of our country’s heritage of outdoor recreation and adventure — they also sustain our way of life,” said Jeffrey Mezger, chairman, president and CEO of KB Home. “The National Forest Foundation has made a significant impact by conserving and restoring this precious natural resource. We believe that every action we take at KB Home, from how we care for our communities to how we seek to safeguard the planet, and the organizations we support, has the potential to make a positive impact for everyone.”
“Our partnership with KB Home is instrumental in the expansion and growth of our reforestation program, enabling us to reforest more National Forests each year,” said Mindy Crowell, director of reforestation partnerships at the National Forest Foundation. “We are proud to work alongside KB Home to provide natural climate solutions and enhance resilience and ecological diversity – improving these lands for future generations.”