March 27, 2012

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Nissan + Habitat For Humanity

Nissan just launched a great new Facebook app to celebrate their partnership with Habitat for Humanity!    Not sure what Habitat for Humanity is all about?  They are devoted to building simple, decent, and affordable  housing for those in need!  Nissan is hoping to get people involved with their efforts to build sustainable homes for those in need.

The interactive video lets users input commands which Nissan "builders" will perform. The game, developed by one of Habitat’s major partners, Nissan wants you to have a little fun with the volunteers in a virtual Habitat build: type in a command, and the volunteers will do as you say. The fun starts when you command an otherwise mild-mannered volunteer to smash windows, or, in one case, throw things (items are returned, mysteriously, by a giant penguin). Although the game is a ton of fun, its main purpose it bring support to the building of green homes for deserving families.  Hopefully by playing the game people will understand the need to go and get out help!  Every little bit helps in the long run!

If you play the Facebook app, you can also head on over to Habitat for Humanity, where you can donate, volunteer for a  build, or take action in your communities. Now anyone can virtually participate with Nissan employees in building sustainable homes for families in need.

Here's the app to start playing:

In addition, the players with the top 100 scores will get recognition in the form of a personalized video from Nissan volunteers, where they will hammer a nail for them as a thank you, as well as a Nissan t-shirt.
A couple of the shenanigans you can get into by playing the app:

Throw the Pipe:

Break the Window:

Additional Partnership Info:
Nissan’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity began in 2006, following the devastating Katrina and Rita hurricanes.

Together, their goal is to build affordable, sustainable homes for families in need of decent housing.  So far, Nissan has donated $7.5 million in grant money and donations to the organization, built 50 homes, donated 104 Nissan vehicles to help building efforts, and over 5,000 Nissan employees have volunteered over 56,000 hours for Habitat for Humanity

This program is fueled by Nissan owners and employees, and they also want to encourage consumers to participate by visiting to make a donation or find volunteer opportunities across the country.


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