12 Nonprofits Receive Shingles Worth More than $240K from Good360 and Owens Corning
Last fall, longtime Good360 corporate partner Owens Corning donated 26 truckloads of roofing shingles valued at almost $240,000. Twelve nonprofits around the country received the donated shingles.
Owens Corning is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. The company is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives.
According to the company’s 2011 Sustainability Report, Owens Corning earned placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (an elite listing of the top 10 percent of the world's 2,500 largest companies based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria); joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative; and was named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens™" list, reflecting its continued progress and dedication to balancing economic growth with social progress and environmental stewardship. The company has provided a wide range of donations to Good360 over the years, including insulation and shingles.
One of the recipient nonprofit organizations, Corbin, Kent.-based Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) (http://www.christianapp.org/), received four truckloads of the shingles. CAP is dedicated to serving people in need in Appalachia by providing physical, spiritual and emotional support through a wide variety of programs and services
“This donation means big savings for our organization,” said Jeff Burchett, CAP’s director of Operation Sharing. “We are gearing up to use these shingles for our low-income housing and facilities maintenance programs this spring.”
Burchett said the donation will be a huge boost to the organization’s Family Advocacy Program, through which low-income families are able to get help maintaining their homes. The shingles will also be used to re-roof CAP’s Child Development Center and the buildings used for its youth summer camps.
“These sorts of donations save us money, allow us to serve more people, and even put shingles on more homes,” said Burchett. “It’s why we’ve worked with Good360 for so many years.”
Another recipient organization, Franklin, W. Va.-based Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity (http://almostheavenhabitat.org/), received two truckloads of shingles.
“This was our very first time receiving truckloads from Good360 and it was a great experience,” said Michelle Connor, executive director. “It was a feeling of great wealth to receive such a large donation that will make a huge impact on our community and the families we serve.”
Connor said the organization plans to begin using the shingles in two to three weeks as part of its self-help homebuilding program, which requires that recipient families pitch in and help with the building process.
Connor said the impact they are able to have in the community is considerable, as a result of the product donations they receive from Good360 and other donors, as well as in-kind labor from the community to help offset costs. “Thank you Owens Corning and Good360!”