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CEMEX joins former MLB star Edgar Martinez and Habitat for Humanity to help make two families’ dreams come true in Puerto Rico

Date published: April 26, 2011

CEMEX in Puerto Rico joined forces with Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez and Habitat for Humanity to help fulfill two families’ dream of having a home of their own. CEMEX donated the concrete that will be used to build two homes through the Habitat for Humanity process.


Vanessa Read receives the recognition from John Gagain, Director of the Pact Network in Dominican Republic.
Edgar Martinez at the
construction site

CEMEX in Puerto Rico joined forces with Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez and Habitat for Humanity to help fulfill two families’ dream of having a home of their own. CEMEX donated the concrete that will be used to build two homes through the Habitat for Humanity process.

As part of the program, two families were selected to receive homes, with the condition that they will dedicate at least 400 hours of work to the construction effort. This gives the beneficiaries added pride in having a hand in constructing their own homes. The constructions are in their second phase and the homes are expected to be finished in December of this year.

Habitat for Humanity International has operations in over 90 countries and since 1976 their team of volunteers have built, rehabilitated, and repaired over 350,000 homes worldwide, benefitting 1.75 million people. Edgar Martinez is one of Puerto Rico’s most famous sports stars. He played 18 seasons with Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners. The seven-time All-Star has a long track record of humanitarian and social aid both in Seattle and his native Puerto Rico.

As a global building materials company, CEMEX contributes to the worldwide effort to eradicate poverty by fostering development of innovative corporate social responsibility programs that increase access to affordable housing and construction materials for less advantaged groups.

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