MDI Group will once again support Atlanta-based TechBridge, a nonprofit committed to improving our community by helping nonprofits be more impactful through technology, with the construction of its eighth Technology Community Habitat house, in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.  Eleven corporate sponsors have joined together to continue the annual tradition of building a new home in partnership with a qualified, working Atlanta family.  The build will begin on April 19, 2012, following the traditional First Nail Ceremony at the home’s site in southwest Atlanta at 11:30 a.m.  A dedication ceremony will take place at noon on Friday, June 1, 2012, to celebrate the project’s completion.

Corporate sponsors of TechBridge’s 2012 Technology Community Build include: CCCi, The Coca-Cola Company, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, GE Energy, InterContinental Hotels Group, Landis+Gyr, MDI Group, Pyramid Consulting, Southern Company, Synergis, and Teradata Corporation. Each of the 2012 sponsors also participated in the 2011 build, and many of them have supported the TechBridge Habitat project since the first build in 2005.

“GE Energy is proud to once again sponsor the TechBridge Habitat build.  It is a real gift to connect with colleagues and corporations in the technology community who, like GE Energy, are so community minded, not only in donating funds but also in volunteer hours.  Through this project, we are able to show our support of TechBridge, which continues to provide organizations throughout Atlanta with technology resources, helping them impact more people, ” said John Seral, VP & CIO, GE Energy.

The participating companies have contributed more than $75,000 to build the Technology Community Habitat House and will provide more than 275 volunteers needed to complete the project.  Keeping with the theme, as a special gift to the new owners, the home will once again feature a computer equipped with software, generously donated by Microsoft.

James Franklin, TechBridge CEO, shared that many corporations look for opportunities that combine their desire to connect with colleagues with their desire to get out and do something positive for the community.  “I am proud that the TechBridge Community Build provides this opportunity to create community among Atlanta’s corporations.  We are grateful for the continued commitment of all of our sponsors and look forward to what I know will be a great 2012 build.”

About TechBridge
TechBridge is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization with one mission – to help nonprofits use technology to do more and serve more people. TechBridge has provided IT consulting, hosting and outsourcing services to hundreds of nonprofits, helping them harness the productivity gains long since enjoyed by the corporate sector, by connecting the needs of nonprofits with the skills and financial resources of the technology community. The Digital Ball, TechBridge’s signature fundraising gala, brings together Atlanta’s technology community to celebrate the impact technology can have in strengthening our community. For more information about TechBridge, Digital Ball sponsorship opportunities, and the Technology Innovation Award, please visit www.techbridge.org.

About Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, one of more than 1,500 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable housing to working families. Since 1983, volunteers from corporations and from faith-based and civic organizations have worked in partnership with qualified homebuyers to construct affordable, green, quality homes, which are then purchased through no-interest mortgages. To date, Atlanta Habitat has built more than 1,200 homes in the city of Atlanta and the metropolitan area. For more information, please visit www.atlantahabitat.org or call 404-223-5180.