Habitat for Humanity home outfitted with sprinklers in St. Louis

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on May 11, 2011

Habitat for Humanity, a well established non profit organization that helps to provide housing for people in need, recently settled on a parcel of land in downtown St. Louis to start construction of new homes. In keeping with their larger mission of providing individuals with "decent, safe and affordable" places to live, Habitat built their latest residences with sprinklers in an area where model building codes require sprinkler systems in all new one- and two- family homes. While Habitat for Humanity was able to build residences in an area where sprinklers were required, there are many areas nationwide that still don't see the value despite irrefutable proof that sprinklers save lives. Use our advocacy tools to make the case in your community.  

- Karen Wallingford