WALTHAM, Mass. (Dec. 20, 2013) – Waltham-based Harvey Building Products is proud to tip its collective hat to veterans by selling knit hats, then donating a check for 100 percent of the proceeds – over $30,000 — to Taunton-based Homes For Our Troops (hfotusa.org), an organization Harvey Building Products has supported since 2009.
Employees and customers made monetary donations to the national organization during a three-week blitz in November throughout the manufacturing company’s 36 branches, facilities and corporate office locations. In return for donations of $10 or more, donors received a Harvey/HFOT knit winter hat. Harvey Building Products’ Hyannis branch was the top fundraiser, bringing in $3,400 through very generous customers eager to support Homes For Our Troops.
“Homes For Our Troops is a cause very near and dear to Harvey Building Products,” said Jim Barreira, President of Harvey Building Products. “The outpouring of support from our customers and employees was tremendous and we are thankful to everyone who gave to support this important donation. Supporting Homes For Our Troops is just one of the ways we can pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country.”
Serving professional contractors and builders since 1961, Harvey Building Products fabricates its own lines of windows, doors, PVC millwork and porch enclosures right here in the United States. Harvey is the premier distributor of quality building supplies in the Northeast. Items manufactured and distributed by Harvey – including major lines of roofing, siding, building envelope and decking – are used in residential and light commercial structures across the region. Harvey Building Products became a proud supporter of Homes For Our Troops in 2009, and has donated Harvey products to several builds. Products donated by Harvey Building Products include their top-of-the-line Tribute windows and the Harvey Climate Defense System. And many of the other products used for these heroes’ specially-adapted homes come from Harvey’s partners, delivered straight from Harvey Building Products’ branch warehouses.
To date, the Homes for Our Troops mission has resulted in 157 homes built for severely injured veterans — at zero cost to them. There are currently 21 homes in-progress for veterans supported by Homes For Our Troops; to find out how you can help, visit www.hfotusa.org.