Ply Gem Supports Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes Across America
The Home for Good project is a partnership with Ply Gem and Habitat with Humanity (HFH) that aims to educate and raise awareness about the affordable housing issue and help those in need.
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.
“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.”
This year, three-time Grammy award winner Darius Rucker serves as project Ambassador. He will be making a special dedication in Nashville during Home Builders Blitz, which Ply Gem is the presenting sponsor, on June 7.
The Home Builders Blitz is 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.
Ply Gem believes “everyone deserves a place to call home,” which is why it turned its passion for creating innovative, quality products that make beautiful homes and turned it into its mission through the Ply Gem Home for Good project.
“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.