CORINTH (Jan. 21, 2014) – On Monday, Jan. 13, a tool trailer belonging to the North Collin County Habitat for Humanity was been stolen in McKinney (click here for police report). By that Friday, the CoServ Charitable Foundation (CCF) had agreed to provide a $12,000 emergency grant to replace the trailer and its contents. On Tuesday, the check was presented to Habitat officials at their McKinney headquarters.

“Thanks to CoServ, we won’t miss a beat in building this house,” said Habitat Board Member and House Leader Larry Hoffman. “The woman we’re building this for was pretty emotional when she heard the news about the theft, and she was thrilled to hear that we were still on schedule.”

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Celeste Cox, the organization’s executive director, said the silver lining to the trailer’s theft was the attention it drew to Habitat.

“We really appreciate CoServ’s actions and appreciate how supportive the community has been, as well,” she said.

CCF Executive Director Dennis Engelke said the grant would not have been possible without the financial support of CoServ Members, Customers and Employees.

“By contributing to CCF through Operation Roundup® and direct donations, they help make our communities better places to live,” he said.

For more information about the North Collin County Habitat for Humanity, please visit the organization’s website. For details about CCF and its stewardship, including how to apply for a grant and/or make a tax-deductible contribution to the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, visit or click the CCF tab at


About the CoServ Charitable Foundation

The CoServ Charitable Foundation (CCF) supports activities and organizations making a difference in CoServ communities throughout North Texas. Since its creation in 2004, CCF has provided $5.3 million in grants to more than 160 different organizations in 53 area communities. The foundation is supported by CoServ Electric, and funding is made possible by donations from residential CoServ Electric Members and CoServ Gas Customers who donate to Operation Roundup® by rounding up their bills to the nearest dollar. All the extra pennies are used every month to directly support social, charitable and civic programs in the CoServ service area. Other funding sources include CoServ Employee contributions via payroll deductions, onetime gifts throughout the year and Employee events.

About the North Collin County Habitat for Humanity

North Collin County Habitat for Humanity® (NCC Habitat) is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles. We put God’s love into action by building homes and communities. We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide. We encourage positive relationships throughout the community by advocating for fair housing policies and by providing training to help families improve their shelter conditions. NCC Habitat was incorporated in 1992 with the original name of McKinney Habitat for Humanity, Inc. In 2002, we changed our name to North Collin County Habitat for Humanity to reflect our expanding service area. We enable families throughout northern Collin County (Anna, Celina, Farmersville, Frisco, McKinney, Melissa, Princeton and Prosper) to achieve the dream of home ownership and dignity. With the help of partnerships, NCC Habitat has built over 64 houses. For more information visit