Nov. 15, 2016
Three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker is partnering with Ply Gem, a North American manufacturer of building products, as the 2017 ambassador for its Home for Good project to help hundreds of families build homes across the United States with Habitat for Humanity.
Ply Gem’s commitment to the belief that everyone deserves a place to call home aligns with Darius’ core values as well as themes across his music.
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 for Habitat for Humanity to help families build strength and stability through housing. The company will support the project with advertising and social media initiatives to encourage its associates, the building industry—including distributors, builders and remodelers—as well as consumers to support its effort to bring awareness of the need for affordable housing in communities across the country. Last year, Ply Gem featured country music icon Alan Jackson as the ambassador for the project.
“From an early age, my mother always encouraged us to give back,” shares Rucker. “Whether it was mowing a neighbor's yard or supporting a friend, I think it's important to give back any time and chance you can. For me, the opportunity to partner with Ply Gem and its Home for Good Project to help so many people at a national level--is incredible. I am really looking forward to what we can do together.”
“We are proud to have Darius Rucker join us as the 2017 Ply Gem Home for Good project ambassador. He shares our passion for giving back to the community and conviction that every American deserves a safe and decent place they can be proud to call home,” said Gary E. Robinette, chairman and CEO, Ply Gem. “We are committed to the Home for Good project and look forward to partnering with Darius, Habitat for Humanity and families across the U.S. in 2017.”
Through its first year of the Home for Good project, Ply Gem has already donated enough building materials –including windows and siding – to help 300 Habitat homeowner families build their homes.
As a way to kick off the Home for Good project, the Ply Gem Deck the Halls with Darius Rucker Sweepstakes opens today. Contestants can learn more about how to enter by visiting www.dariusrucker.com/plygem. There will be five lucky winners – one each week – who will win a $250 Visa gift card. More information and rules can be found online.
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