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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO BREAK GROUND IN KAUAI; FUNDING FROM ALAMO RENT A CAR TO ASSIST WITH BUILDING COSTS

 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity will hold a special ground-breaking ceremony on Saturday, July 10, at 2 p.m. for seven Habitat homes being constructed in Kauai. The homes are part of "Seven on the Eleventh," Habitat's one-week housing blitz in September which is being funded by Habitat International and Alamo Rent A Car. Alamo donated $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity after Hurricane Iniki to be used for new construction in Hawaii and South Florida.
 The ground-breaking will take place in the new Hawaiian Homes subdivision in Anahola. Attending the ceremony will be Kauai Mayor JoAnn Yukimura; Rick Hathaway, Habitat's affiliate director; Eli Pelman, Alamo's regional senior director in Hawaii; John Foy, Alamo's director of sales in Hawaii; Barry Schur, Alamo's city manager in Lihue; and the seven families that will be moving into the Habitat homes once they are completed.
 As part of the ceremony, Mayor Yukimura will preside over a ground- breaking at each homesite, and there will be a traditional Hawaiian blessing of the land. The ground-breaking begins the pre-construction phase of "Seven on the Eleventh," which culminates with the actual construction of the seven homes beginning Sept. 11, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Iniki.
 "Alamo volunteers will actually help to build the homes, and as a member of this community, we feel that's an important part of this project," said Alamo President Charles D. Platt. "It is gratifying to work together with Habitat for Humanity in the restoration and rebirth of Kauai."
 "We are thrilled to be breaking ground for this important project," commented Hathaway. "The generosity and dedication of Alamo Rent A Car has been instrumental to our success."
 Habitat for Humanity has grown to 820 projects in the United States, Canada, Poland, Australia and Hungary, and over 100 sponsored projects in 34 developing nations.
 Alamo currently serves over 10 million travelers a year through 106 high-volume locations in the United States, plus 22 international locations in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. Alamo currently has locations in Lihue, Kona, Hilo, West Maui, Kahului, Waikiki and Honolulu.
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 /CONTACT: Wendy Lester or Liz Clark of public affairs of Alamo Rent A Car, 305-527-6591/


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