Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Air Products, Dollar Thrifty Start First Habitat for Humanity Home in Tulsa

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Air Products, Dollar Thrifty Start First Habitat for Humanity Home in Tulsa

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Employees with Air Products and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group started construction on their first Habitat for Humanity home Saturday.

I have personally supported Habitat for Humanity for years, and I'm very excited that Air Products and DTG could partner on building a home in Tulsa, said Mac Anderson, Air Products plant manager. While this is the first corporate-sponsored Habitat home that Air Products has supported in the Tulsa area, we are hopeful that it will be one of many we help build in the future.

The lot at 3723 W. 53rd Place is one of nine parcels in the South Haven neighborhood donated in August to Tulsa Habitat for Humanity by the U.S. Department of Justice after being seized by federal authorities. The land was formerly owned by crack cocaine drug traffickers who used the neighborhood as their center of operations.

Before the prosecution of these drug traffickers, this neighborhood was dominated by crack cocaine houses, said U.S. …

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