E. CANTON, OH -- Two members of the tile industry donated tile and installation materials for three Habitat for Humanity homes in Escondido, CA, in June. Daltile donated a 12- x 12-inch floor tile and Laticrete donated thinsetmortarandgrout.

San Diego Habitat for Humanity tiled the entire first level and one additional bathroom in each of the three homes, which are part of a larger 11-home project in the Escondido community north of San Diego. The build was part of the national Habitat for Humanity Builders’ Blitz initiative, in which local builders sponsored homes and completed all of the work on their own.

Tile Partners for Humanity (TPFH) represents the partnership of tile industry members working to support non-profit partners like Habitat for Humanity and community outreach centers through donations of tile materials and labor. TPFH coordinated the donations on behalf of Habitat in San Diego County.

The donors included members of longtime TPFH supporters Tile Council of North America, Ceramic Tile Distributors Association and National Tile Contractors Association. Both Daltile and Laticrete are members of all three organizations.  Daltile is also a national corporate sponsor of Habitat for Humanity.

Lori Holt Pfeiler, executive director of San Diego Habitat for Humanity, thanked the donors for their support. "Habitat's programs help those who need a 'hand up' to overcome the challenges they face with regard to decent, affordable housing," she said. "Working alongside partners like Daltile and Laticrete, we are able to offer hope by making homeownership a reality for families in Escondido, and throughout San Diego County. We are so grateful for their generous support."

"Laticrete very much supports the efforts of Tile Partners for Humanity," added Maria Oliveira, corporate marketing manager for Laticrete. "We firmly believe in the mission of the organization and are proud to be a part of it."

Herb Miller, executive director of TPFH and its parent organization Mountain Re-Source Center, thanked the tile industry for its ongoing support. "It's only through generous donations from partners like Daltile and Laticrete that we're able to support the work of our nonprofit partners," he said. "These families in Escondido have beautiful floors -- thank you so much."