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Ferguson Builds Partnership with Homes for Our Troops

 

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Ferguson, the nation's largest plumbing wholesale distributor, has signed on as a National Partner with Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) to support its mission to build mortgage-free, specially-adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans. In addition to a monetary contribution, Ferguson will donate product from its vast inventory of plumbing and lighting products.

"Many Ferguson associates bravely serve, or have served in our Armed Forces. We are very proud and grateful," said Ferguson CEO Frank Roach. "It is because of our associates and customers that we are establishing this meaningful new partnership and we are both honored and humbled by the opportunity to support our Veterans and their families."

With the partnership, Ferguson associates will have the opportunity to positively affect the lives of severely injured service men and women through local events across the country, such as Community Kickoffs, Volunteer Days and Key Ceremonies. Recently, in Yorktown, Virginia, Ferguson provided builder J.H. Fisher Construction with the rough-end plumbing products for Army SSG Woodrow (Woody) Slate's home. Associates also plan to volunteer on February 13 to help complete the home with landscaping.

Tim McHale, President and CEO of Homes for Our Troops, says he looks forward to the partnership, one that reinforces America's commitment and duty to take care of its veterans. "Because of sponsors like Ferguson, our veterans do not have to worry about a mortgage, and become empowered to focus on recovering and rebuilding their lives."

Homes for Our Troops serves post-9/11 veterans with missing limbs, varying levels of paralysis, blindness and traumatic brain injury. Homes are equipped with more than 40 major special adaptations, including wider halls and doorways, safe rooms, roll under sinks and counters and pull down shelving, and are designed to help Veterans live independently. Since its inception in 2004, HFOT has built more than 200 homes nationwide with 52 Veterans on the active project list.

Part of Ferguson's community engagement mission focuses on supporting the military and Veterans. The company has existing partnerships with American Supply Association's (ASA) Operation Rise and Conquer and Virginia Veteran and Family Support. Ferguson also annually hosts a company-wide initiative to support military families during the holidays.

For additional information, visit ferguson.com.