CARY, N.C. — Cornerstone Building Brands launched its Home for Good project in 2016 to help address the affordable housing crisis. This year, they will partner with country music superstar Luke Bryan to continue their efforts to help build affordable homes across the U.S.
Since the program's inception, Cornerstone Building Brands donated over $2 million in exterior building products to Habitat for Humanity, contributing to more than 500 homes in 70 communities. In addition, the company encouraged its employees to volunteer on Habitat home builds throughout the country; thus far, hundreds of employees have volunteered their time across more than 30 cities.
"Our products are the cornerstone of the communities in which we live, work and play and we are committed to positively contributing to and giving back to those communities," said James S. Metcalf, Cornerstone Building Brands' chairman and CEO. "As we continue to help by donating our Ply Gem branded building products and our employees' volunteer time, we are honored to team up with country music superstar Luke Bryan as our 2020 Home for Good project ambassador and appreciate his support as we raise awareness and find solutions for this critical issue that continues to face the country."
Over 18 million U.S. households (one in six) pay 50% or more of their income on housing, forgoing personal and economic stability that safe, decent and affordable housing provides. It is clear that homeownership matters and not having access to this takes a toll on the health and wellness of families. Cost-burdened households with children spend on average $190 less on food and 70% less on health care when compared with similar households living in affordable homes.
"I'm happy to lend my support of Cornerstone Building Brands' ongoing efforts to raise awareness for available and affordable housing across the country," said Bryan.
Once again, in 2020, the company will donate Ply Gem Residential Solutions exterior products to the building and remodeling of affordable homes for families in need. Additionally, Cornerstone Building Brands employees will volunteer their time to work on home build projects in over 10 communities across the country where they have manufacturing facilities and locations.
Cornerstone Building Brands, formerly known as NCI Building Systems Inc. before merging with Ply Gem Building Products, is one of the largest manufacturers of exterior building products in North America. For more information about the Home for Good project, visit www.cornerstonebuildingbrands.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility.