AFL Volunteers Dedicate Habitat for Humanity® Home in Greer

Spartanburg, SC – AFL, a leading global fiber optics manufacturer, and Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, dedicated a Habitat for Humanity home in Greer, South Carolina, June 28. The ceremony marked the completion of AFL’s four month building project which commemorates the company’s 30-year anniversary. The project was financed through AFL’s Community Outreach Program and was built by AFL volunteers, friends and family.
“To see this site start with its foundation and over time to be built into this home with the efforts of hundreds of volunteers is an inspiring experience,” stated Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “As we celebrate AFL’s 30th anniversary, we are humbled and thrilled to be able to give back to our community in such a big way.”
The Habitat project, which began construction in March, is AFL’s largest ACT (AFL Community Team) project to date. The project consisted of 18 days, nearly 250 volunteers with 550 shifts, and approximately 4,250 volunteer hours.
Habitat Greenville’s branch President and CEO, Monroe Free, thanking AFL for the dedication to the project, stated, “Habitat is thrilled to have been able to partner with this outstanding company that does so much for the upstate community.” Free introduced the Crichlow family, who were presented with the key to their new home and other gifts, including a Bible, a tool box and quilts created for each family member by the Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild.

Barbara Martin, development director for Habitat for Humanity of Greenville, commented, “Thank you, AFL, for changing the future of the Crichlow family through affordable homeownership and for 30 years of business!"

AFL’s Community Outreach Program consists of grants, ACT (AFL Community Team) projects, sponsorships, Take Root (a program to provide trees to communities), disaster relief and more. For more information about AFL and its community impact, visit

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County was organized in 1985 and is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the belief that every man, women and child should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity and safety. Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitation and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies, and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, visit

Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager