Navient partners with Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity to build home for local family

Aug 6, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 6, 2014, EDT (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navient, the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, will partner with Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity on Friday, Aug. 8, to help a family in need of quality, affordable housing. Together with Fox59 WXIN and Marian University, Navient and Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity will construct and raise the walls of the four-bedroom Morsal family home in just five hours.

"Navient is once again proud to partner with Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity," said Gail Thomas-Shearon, Navient employee coordinator for the event. "We're excited to get to work to help a local family in need and give back to our community."

Alongside the future homeowners of the Habitat project, more than 45 Navient volunteers will construct the frame of their home at the Fox59 Studios, 6910 Network Place in Indianapolis from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT.

Navient and its employees generously donate their time and resources to the community. This is the fifth year employees have volunteered with the Greater Indy Habitat to build a home for a local family.

About Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity

Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity works with low-income families in need to provide the life-changing opportunity to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, Habitat for Humanity is committed to eliminating poverty housing and making decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. To accomplish these goals, Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families and individuals in need.

Since 1987, Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 700 families globally relocate from substandard and poverty housing into simple, decent, and affordable homes. More than 400 of these homeowners are here in our community of Greater Indianapolis and 300 in Central America. The foundations laid by Habitat go far beyond the physical structure of a home. Habitat for Humanity is creating stable foundations in all areas of life - impacting future generations. To learn more or get involved, visit or follow us on Twitter @IndyHabitat.

About Navient

As the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) helps customers navigate the path to financial success. Servicing over $300 billion in student loans, the company supports the educational and economic achievements of more than 12 million Americans. A growing number of government and higher education clients rely on Navient for proven solutions to meet their financial goals. Learn more at Created from the strategic separation of Sallie Mae, Navient began trading on Nasdaq as an independent company on May 1, 2014.

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