ATLANTA and CARY, N.C., May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ply Gem, a North American manufacturer of building products, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity homeowner families in support of the Home for Good project, a campaign to build affordable housing across America.
The Home for Good project is a multi-year initiative that includes an annual donation of more than $1 million of exterior building products and funds for Habitat for Humanity to help families build nearly 300 homes throughout the year. In addition, Ply Gem will be the presenting sponsor of Habitat for Humanity's Home Builders Blitz, a major home building event in which professional builders will build decent and affordable homes alongside nearly 250 families in 31 states from June 6-10. Ply Gem has supported the project with advertising and social media initiatives to encourage its associates; the building industry, including distributors, builders and remodelers; and consumers across the country to volunteer in their communities.
"For the last 70-plus years, Ply Gem has offered exterior home building products and solutions for consumers to build their dream homes," said Gary Robinette, chairman and CEO, Ply Gem. "As a manufacturer in this industry, it became clear that we wanted to use our equity for good. Our donation to Habitat for Humanity allows us to expand our reach to communities in need of affordable housing and do our part in helping creating housing that ultimately contributes to the overall well-being of individuals and communities across America. We are eager to see the transformation in families who will have a place to call home over the next year."
Ply Gem's donation to Habitat for Humanity for the Home for Good project includes performance siding and windows.
"As a manufacturer of home building products, Ply Gem understands the value a home adds to someone's life, which is why we are so excited about our partnership," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "The Home for Good project will enable us to work with more families in need of a decent and affordable place to call home. Through this partnership, more families across the U.S. can achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter."
The Home for Good project is grounded in Alan Jackson's song, "You Can Always Come Home." This song is the anthem for the program, emphasizing that having a place to call home is both fortunate and comforting. Jackson is the program's ambassador and will participate in a Habitat Home Builders Blitz event in Nashville.
Habitat for Humanity relies on gifts from individuals, corporations and other groups to fund its house-building mission worldwide. To donate, please visit Habitat.org or to learn more about Ply Gem's Home for Good project, go to www.plygem.com/homeforgood.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
About Ply Gem Holdings
Ply Gem (NYSE: PGEM), headquartered in Cary, N.C., is a leading manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Ply Gem produces a comprehensive product line of windows and patio doors, vinyl and aluminum siding and accessories, designer accents, cellular PVC trim and mouldings, vinyl fencing and railing, stone veneer and gutterware, used in both new construction and home repair and remodeling in the United States and Canada. Visit www.plygem.com for more information.
About Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who've written more than 20 songs that they've recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica. The man from rural Newnan, GA, who claims he is just a "singer of simple songs," has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling vocalists of all-time in all genres. He has released more than 60 singles—registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard #1s). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards—including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP's Founders and Golden Note Awards. Jackson received the first-ever ASCAP Heritage Award in 2014 having earned the title of most performed country music songwriter-artist of ASCAP's first 100 years. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
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SOURCE Habitat for Humanity International