PGT Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI), and one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of custom windows and doors, donated surplus product to the World Vision Storehouse, in support of children and families in need across America. The PGT Windows, among other donated building products, were used to rebuild the home of a West Virginia family, the Boylards, after it was destroyed by fire.
“PGT is proud to partner with World Vision to help families in need,” said Debbie LaPinska, VP of Sales and Marketing at PGT. “We as a company believe in helping improve the communities and lives of community members where our products are sold.”
“PGT is a wonderfully engaged donor; they take an active role in ensuring that families like the Boylards receive what they need,” said Mary Garcia, World Vision’s Corporate Relations Director. “Partnerships like these are what enable us to rebuild lives.”
PGT has been working with World Vision since last year, donating product from their aluminum and vinyl residential product lines. The Boylards are one of many families in West Virginia who have improved their lives through PGT’s donation. Appalachia is an area of the country where poverty is magnified, due to many factors including fewer employment opportunities and lower income potential.
World Vision’s Storehouse network partners with manufacturers, retailers, and other corporate donors who supply daily essentials, school and office supplies, medical and health-care items, and building materials – all aimed at improving the quality of life for families battling the damaging effects of poverty. These donated items are organized and managed in nine warehouses located across the United States.