Web Hosting Provider Hetzner Online Hands Over Cheque For 148.000 Euro to Welfare Organisation

August 31, 2010 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – At the South African embassy in Berlin German actress Alexandra Neldel received a cheque on behalf of Habitat for Humanity Germany to the tune of 148.000 Euro from international webhosting company Hetzner Online AG. This donation will finance all 15 houses under construction on a building project in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Hetzner Online donated all setup fees received from new server orders during the Football World Cup 2010 to the Youth Build Project 2010 in South Africa. "We took the occasion of the World Cup to draw attention amidst all the hustle and bustle to the extreme poverty in South Africa. With the Youth Build Project 2010 we could provide help where it was needed the most", said Christian Fitz, Marketing Manager from Hetzner Online AG, at the cheque hand-over.

Besides the houses financed by Hetzner Online AG in the Western Cape, in June and July 2010 Habitat for Humanity built a further 30 houses in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal. The project provided 45 families with a total of 230 family members with new, secure homes.

"With this donation Hetzner Online AG has shown exemplary social responsibility. We hope that this will set a precedent for other businesses, which will lead to many other needy families receiving a roof over their heads" stated Manuela Kikillus, Director of Habitat for Humanity Germany.

All the houses of Youth Build 2010 were built by volunteer workers from South Africa of different social backgrounds. 900 volunteers helped energetically on a daily basis, together with the future inhabitants of the houses. This intended exchange between different social groups cultivates an understanding of life in the townships and raises awareness of their difficult circumstances. The work experience and social engagement increases the young people’s job opportunities.

“Hetzner Online, Habitat for Humanity and the many young South African volunteers have shown in a fascinating way that by working together it is possible to achieve great things“, said Alexandra Neldel.

About Hetzner Online

Hetzner Online is a successful web hosting company and experienced data center operator in Germany. The company, founded in 1997, registers and hosts more than 250.000 domains worldwide and oversees 40.000 dedicated servers in its own high-performance data centers in Nuremberg and Falkenstein.

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity builds secure and adequate housing for poor families in approximately 90 countries with the help of donations, and organises reconstruction in disaster areas. Up to now more than 350,000 houses have been built and renovated, assisting more than 1.75 million people. Amongst the most prominent supporters of Habitat for Humanity have been Barack Obama, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Bill Clinton, Brad Pitt, Bon Jovi, Desmond Tutu and Daniel Libeskind.

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