Kansas City, Mo.-based Ply Gem Siding Group, a manufacturer of premium vinyl siding products and accessories, announced this week it will become the exclusive siding partner of Homes for Our Troops, a group founded in 2004 that provides specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans.
Through its growing network of donations from building contractors, suppliers, corporate supporters and local volunteers, Homes for Our Troops builds homes at no cost to the soldier and his or her family.
Ply Gem Siding Group will provide siding and accessories for homes scheduled to be built by the organization before the end of 2007 and has committed to partnering with Homes for Our Troops on all homes scheduled for construction in 2008.
"I was impressed that Homes for Our Troops' advocacy efforts extend beyond simply building shelter," said Todd Friedman, director of brand marketing for Ply Gem Siding Group. "In addition to providing troops with much-needed housing, they are truly raising the nation's awareness about the assistance that severely injured men and women need after they return home from military action."
Ply Gem's Mastic brand siding or accessories and Leaf-Relief gutter protection will be used on seven projects scheduled for completion in 2007. The location and recipients of the remaining four projects will be determined in the next few months.
"With the contribution of Ply Gem's products, we will be able to provide homes for these American heroes and their families that are functional inside and out and that will look beautiful over the years with minimal cost and effort," said John Gonsalves, president and founder, Homes for Our Troops.