TOLEDO, Ohio — Owens Corning and the Owens Corning Foundation will donate more than $1.2 million in gifts-in-kind and cash, as well as thousands of volunteer hours, to Habitat for Humanity between 2018-2020. This commitment announced earlier this year will support house construction and revitalization projects nationwide.
The Owens Corning Foundation donated $225,000 for 2018, and pledged $225,000 per year for 2019 and 2020. Additionally, Owens Corning anticipates gift-in-kind donations exceeding $500,000 in those years. These gifts include insulation and roofing products to support Habitat's affordable housing efforts.
“We’re so proud of our work with Habitat for Humanity over the years, which now includes building, insulating or roofing homes in partnership with more than 2,000 families around the world,” said Don Rettig, president of the Owens Corning Foundation. “Engaging our people and products in support of Habitat’s mission brings safe, affordable housing to people in our own communities, providing safety, stability and an opportunity to thrive.”
Owens Corning also will continue to work with local Habitat organizations to install roofs on the homes of eligible military veterans nationwide as part of its Roof Deployment Project. The company and its Platinum Preferred Contractors created the Roof Deployment Project in 2016 to identify, honor and protect veterans by installing new roofs. Owens Corning will commit donations of roofing materials and $50,000 to this program in 2018. To date, the Roof Deployment Project has installed nearly 60 new roofs on U.S. veterans’ and military families’ homes.
“We are honored and grateful for Owens Corning’s renewed commitment to Habitat,” said Sue Henderson, vice president, U.S. and Canada, Habitat for Humanity International. “Because of this continued support, more families will have a safe, decent place to call home.”
Cash and gifts-in-kind from the Owens Corning Foundation and the company itself totaled more than $3 million from 2012 through 2017. The gift-in-kind products were used to insulate and/or repair the roofs of more than 2,000 homes.