Harvey Building Products’ “Hats On For HFOT” Fundraiser Generates $76,000 for Homes For Our Troops

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Company breaks fundraising record by more than $25,000.

Waltham-based Harvey Building Products and the company’s dedicated customers have once again shown their support for Homes For Our Troops (HFOT), a non-profit organization based in Taunton, Mass., that builds specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans nationwide.

Harvey Building Products became a regional sponsor of Homes For Our Troops in 2009 and has donated Harvey products to several home builds since that time. Harvey’s annual end-of-year “Hats On For HFOT” fundraiser started in 2013 and has raised over $318,000 for the organization over the seven year span. Each year, the efforts have topped the previous year’s donations, with 2019’s record of $76,000 beating 2018’s total by $24,000!

To reach their goal of $75,000, Harvey customers and employees made monetary donations to the national organization in an eight-week blitz to finish out 2019. Donations were made throughout the manufacturing company’s 36 branches, facilities, corporate office locations and through online donations. Harvey Building Products’ Hyannis, Mass., branch was this year’s top fundraising location, raising $11,743.

“We are fortunate to have Harvey Building Products as a loyal partner. The enthusiasm and engagement the company generates with their annual ‘Hats ON For HFOT campaign not only raises funds, but greatly increases awareness about our mission of building and donating specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post - 9/11 Veterans,” says HFOT Executive Director Bill Ivey.

In addition to “Hats On For HFOT,” Harvey partnered with CertainTeed to donate $5,000 to co-sponsor the 2nd Annual Hockey Night for Veterans event, which in total raised an additional $16,000 for HFOT. Hockey Night for Veterans featured a team of HFOT, Harvey and other vendor partner employees playing against Boston Bruins Alumni.

Serving professional contractors and builders since 1961, Harvey Building Products manufactures its own lines of windows, and entry doors and is the premier distributor of quality building supplies in the Northeast. Items manufactured and distributed by Harvey are used in residential and commercial structures across the region. Products donated to HFOT by Harvey Building Products include their top-of-the-line Tribute windows and the Harvey Climate Defense System.

Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents out of every dollar spent has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. To find out how you can help, visit http://www.hfotusa.org.

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