Greensboro, Georgia, May 7, 2023 — Greene County Habitat for Humanity continues its partnership with Pennington, a Georgia-born seed and lawn care company that was started in 1945 as a small seed store on Main Street in Madison, Georgia. Pennington provided both monetary and volunteer support to help build the second Pennington built Habitat home for a deserving family in Greene County. The first home they sponsored was in 2020 as part of their 75th Anniversary celebration. At that time they also provided funds to assist Greene County Habitat purchase a truck to be used to pick up donated furniture for the ReStore.
Jan Broughton, Greene County Habitat Board Chair said, “Our partnership with Pennington represents a true community collaboration and a tremendous blessing to our affiliate. We look forward to working with them to build another Habitat house in Greene County family and are so grateful for their support and generosity.”
Through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, Pennington is also working with other Habitat affiliates in areas of the country where they have facilities. “The strength of our company comes from honesty, integrity, quality, and people,” said Sonny Pennington, son of founder and current member of the parent company Central Garden & Pet’s board of directors. “We are so thankful that we have been able to put these values to work for Habitat homeowners through our partnership. In today’s world it is so important to give back and help others.”
Greene County Habitat dedicated this “Pennington Home” built for Darnesia Nesbitt early this month with Jacob Barnes, Pennington Seed and Regulatory Affairs Manager, in attendance.