Nissan Motorsport V8 Supercar driver Michael Caruso recently set aside his race suit for a hammer and shovel in support Habitat for Humanity Victoria.
The Nissan Motorsport driver took some time away from his busy racing schedule to lend a hand to the Habitat for Humanity Victoria team at its Yea Heights Estate build. Habitat for Humanity Victoria developed The Yea Heights Estate project to assist families impacted by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. Twenty-five homes are planned for the estate, five are completed and occupied, and three are under construction with more home building scheduled for 2016. The Nissan team worked on homes soon to belong to Sean, Taryn and their family and another home for Ashley. Ashley and his family lost their Dixon’s Creek property on Black Saturday. Since then they have lived in temporary housing.
“Having a permanent place to call home will help me create a stronger sense of family for the boys and allow us to build for a much brighter future”, Habitat for Humanity home recipient Ashley said. “I have really enjoyed being involved in helping to build our house, too. Knowing that I am contributing in a positive way to our future and this is a great feeling. I am so grateful to Habitat for Humanity and teams like Nissan for their ongoing support,” Ashley said.
Michael Caruso also had a great time lending a hand. “Our V8 Supercar racing schedule is pretty demanding but I can’t think of a more worthwhile charity to donate my time to,” the Nissan Motorsport driver said.
Nissan Australia has been a proud sponsor of Habitat for Humanity since 2009.