Our Towns Habitat for Humanity and Valspar Team up for National Neighborhood Week
To mark the start of the summer painting and home improvement season, Our Towns Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Valspar to build decent and affordable homes to strengthen communities through Valspar’s National Neighborhood Week, May 9-14.
Employees from Valspar’s Davidson facility are volunteering with Our Towns Habitat on May 10-11 and May 13, assisting two future Mooresville homeowners with shingle preparation and the installation of doors, windows, a metal roof and more.
In addition, on May 14, employees from Valspar’s Statesville facility will be building a wheelchair ramp for a Statesville-based homeowner as a part of Our Towns Habitat critical repair program and assisting the Mooresville ReStore with processing donations.
“We’re delighted to receive the continued support from Valspar and its employees,” said Jeff Porter, executive director of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. “Thanks to Valspar’s commitment, we’re able to build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter for families in North Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties.”
More than 500 employees from Valspar’s 30 U.S. locations are volunteering with Habitat For Humanity organizations across the country during National Neighborhood Week. In addition to volunteers, Valspar is providing more than $2.5 million in cash and product donations to support 51 Habitat organizations, including nearly $60,000 for Our Towns Habitat.
“National Neighborhood Week is all about creating opportunities for children and families to build better futures,” said Kimberly Welch, Valspar vice president of Communications and chair of The Valspar Foundation. “Our employees are excited about volunteering with their local Habitat to contribute to its mission of helping families in need have a decent, affordable place to live.”
Valspar donates paint for every Habitat home built, repaired or refurbished in the United States — a total of 2.5 million gallons through the end of 2015. Valspar also is a founding partner of the A Brush with Kindness program, which helps low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain their homes. The program helps transform neighborhoods by painting, landscaping and providing minor exterior home repairs for people in need, many of whom are elderly, veterans or disabled. Since co-founding the program in 1998, over 15,000 families have been helped through A Brush with Kindness.
About Our Towns Habitat for Humanity
Our Towns Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) organization bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope in North Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties. Habitat homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. In addition to new home construction, Our Towns performs critical home repair services to alleviate serious health, life and safety issues. Our Towns aims to serve 52 families in 12 months through new home construction and repairs. To learn more, visit ourtownshabitat.org.
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Erin McCloskey, ASPIRE Communications for Our Towns Habitat For Humanity (336) 207-5222
Kevin Olson, Valspar (612) 375-7374