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Step Up to Help a Hero Builds Houses for Disabled Veterans

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 …read more

    Read more here:: The Veterans Blog

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