ATLANTA and CARY, N.C. – Ply Gem®, a North American manufacturer of building products, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity for the second consecutive year in support of the Ply Gem Home for Good project, a campaign to help families in need of affordable housing. Darius Rucker, three-time Grammy Award winner, is this year’s project ambassador.
The Ply Gem Home for Good project is a multi-year initiative that includes a donation of over $1 million of exterior building products and funds to support Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to call home. As part of the Home for Good project, Ply Gem is the presenting sponsor of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz, a week-long campaign in which Ply Gem and professional homebuilders will donate their time, muscle and talent to help Habitat raise awareness of the need for affordable housing. This year, homebuilders in more than 70 communities across the U.S. will volunteer to help build, rehab or repair more than 200 homes as part of the initiative.
“The need for affordable housing is immense and we are grateful to Ply Gem for its support of Habitat and our mission,” said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, senior vice president, development, Habitat for Humanity International. “Because of Ply Gem’s continued commitment, we are able to help more families better their lives and their futures.”
“At Ply Gem, we’ve taken our nearly 75 years of experience creating home building products that make beautiful homes, and turned it into our mission through the Home for Good project,” says Gary E. Robinette, chairman and CEO, Ply Gem. “And, we believe it’s our role as a leader to make the entire building industry aware of the positive impact that affordable housing has on local families and communities.”
In 2016, Ply Gem donated building materials – including windows and siding – to help 300 Habitat homeowners build or repair their homes in more than 60 communities.
For more information, visit www.plygem.com.