Habitat for Humanity Receives Support from Milgard Volunteers

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For the 6th year, Milgard Windows & Doors worked with Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity to help beautify and prepare homes in preparation for low-income families to move in.

Milgard Volunteers at Habitat

Milgard Volunteers at Habitat

"It takes many volunteer hands and hours to prepare these homes for our partner families, so we appreciate the time that Milgard has provided,” said Kathy Horton, Community Outreach Coordinator for Habitat

For the 6th year, Milgard Windows & Doors worked with Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity to help beautify and prepare homes in preparation for low-income families to move in.

Homes in the neighborhood of Tillicum can now offer a beautiful view to future Habitat families thanks to the hard work and effort of Milgard employees and their family members. A team of five labored to eliminate debris from the job site, move soil and rocks in preparation for a cement patio to be poured and stacked scaffolding. Finishing touches were also added to the home as trim was painted, floor tiles and backsplashes were installed and walls were prepped for insulation.

“I was pleased to meet many of the future homeowners and the Habitat crew, who were all very friendly and appreciative of our time and efforts,” said Dave Hall. “Besides getting to leverage my own experience in landscaping, I learned new skills during our build day, including cutting and installing tiles. I highly encourage anyone to give it a try. It is truly a gratifying endeavor.”

Milgard® Style Line® Series, dual pane vinyl windows were also used throughout the Tillicum neighborhood build. They are chosen for many Habitat projects because of their energy efficiency, durability and low maintenance requirements.

“We want to extend a big thank you to our volunteer partners from Milgard that came out for a Habitat team build,” said Kathy Horton, Community Outreach Coordinator for Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity. “They were instrumental in helping level a community yard area that at the beginning of the day was a large pile of dirt and by days end was ready for the next stage of landscaping. It takes many volunteer hands and hours to prepare these homes for our partner families, which also contribute sweat equity into their homes and community, so we appreciate the time that Milgard has provided.”

Habitat for Humanity's presence in Tillicum has made a difference in the community. Now that the homes are owner-occupied with affordable housing, residents have become more actively involved in making improvements to their neighborhood. Reports of crime in the area has been reduced and popular businesses are moving in.

(Pictured: Dave Hall, Anand Mahajani, Tim Large, Lena Foree, Jeanne Large)

About Milgard Windows & Doors
Milgard Windows & Doors, a Masco company based in Tacoma, Washington, offers a full line of vinyl, wood, fiberglass and aluminum windows and patio doors for builders, dealers and homeowners, backed by a Full Lifetime Warranty, including parts and labor. The company has been recognized as Builders Choice for vinyl and fiberglass windows in the Western United States, in a yearly survey sponsored by Hanley-Wood Inc., publishers of BUILDER Magazine. Milgard® is the highest online rated window and patio door brand, as measured by the 2016 NRS consumer sentiment study conducted by MetrixLab and commissioned by Masco. Milgard has approximately 3,800 dealer locations nationwide. For more information, visit milgard.com or call 1.800.MILGARD.

About Masco Corporation
Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), parent company of Milgard Windows & Doors, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Milgard® windows and doors; and Hot Spring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit Masco.com.

About Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity
Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works with low-income families in Pierce County to build and own simple, decent, affordable homes. Partnering with a variety of corporate, community, and faith-based organizations, as well as numerous individual volunteers, Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity develops affordable communities of both rehabbed and new construction housing.
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