PrimeSource, Rebuilding Together form partnership
PrimeSource has entered into a yearlong partnership with Rebuilding Together to provide Grip-Rite products to disaster recovery efforts across the country.
PrimeSource will work to support Rebuilding Together affiliates in affected areas with Grip-Rite tools and building materials.
“PrimeSource and its Grip-Rite products have a long history of being there to get the job done, to help build and rebuild America’s homes and communities,” said Ken Fishbein, Co-CEO of PrimeSource Building Products. “As part of that commitment we are proud to support the long-term recovery efforts of Rebuilding Together’s Disaster Assessment and Recovery Team.”
Rebuilding Together affiliates have helped rebuild more than 1,000 homes along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, working on homes after floods in Nashville, and a regional effort in western Massachusetts after tornadoes swept through the area.
“The homeowners we serve are among those most severely impacted when disasters occur,” said Gary Officer, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “If their home is damaged or destroyed, they often lack the means or resources to rebuild and may lose everything. This is one of the most basic, most elemental examples of our core mission put into action -- rebuilding a home for those who may otherwise lose everything. We rely on partners like PrimeSource to help us carry out this mission.”
The partnership kicked off during an Oct. 25, 2012 rebuild event in Orlando, Fla. where PrimeSource contributed resources and Grip-Rite tools to resident Linda Lipofsky, whose home was damaged by the 2004 Hurricanes Frances and Charley.