Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (the company that makes GE-branded silicone products) has teamed up with Building Homes for Heroes (BHFH) and Home Depot to create an ambitious initiative to benefit veterans. The program, “Step up to Help a Hero,” will garner volunteer support to build and remodel houses for disabled veterans around the nation.
Step up to Help a Hero
The first recipient to benefit from this program was wounded veteran USMC Corporal Kevin Vaughan. He suffered multiple injuries when his vehicle struck an IED in Afghanistan. BHFH had its groundbreaking ceremony on September 9 in New York, and was able to give the gift of a mortgage-free home to Corporal Vaughn.
The program is being launched in 600 Home Depot stores around the nation. This new initiative aims to help veterans in four ways, briefly described below.
- Caulk proceeds – for every tube of GE Silicone caulk sold at Home Depot, BHFH will donate 50 cents to the cause.
- Pledges – through visuals and incentives, consumers will be encouraged to make pledges to support the program. Pledges can be made on the Building Homes for Heroes website, or by texting HELPBHH to 41444.
- Caulk donations – Momentive Performance Materials Inc. will donate all the GE Silicone II caulk needed to build or repair the homes for disabled veterans.
- Volunteer opportunities – BHFH will try to rally consumers to volunteer for the cause. Info about volunteer opportunities is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
BHFH plans to build or modify at least 25 homes for disabled veterans in 2014. The hope is to increase that figure to 40 homes next year, with the help of more volunteers.
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