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21st December 2017, Toledo, OH

Owens Corning helps GSF build homes for veterans

Owens Corning develops, manufactures, and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Owens Corning will donate insulation and roofing products for 10 homes to be built by the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) programme. The programme provides fully customised, specially adapted smart homes to ease the everyday burdens of severely wounded veterans and their families and caregivers.

Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. programme was established to provide these veterans and their families with the resources to overcome their new life challenges. The Gary Sinise Foundation is committed to helping wounded heroes increase their mobility and reclaim their self-reliance by designing and building custom homes from the ground up.

“Helping to provide safe and efficient housing is one of the primary goals of the company’s charitable giving,” said Don Rettig, Community Relations Director, Owens Corning, and President, Owens Corning Foundation. “This partnership marries that goal with directly helping several American heroes. We are privileged to be a part of it.”

“We are honoured that Owens Corning has chosen to support our R.I.S.E. programme and the brave, resilient American heroes we help,” said Gary Sinise Foundation Executive Director Judith Otter. “Gary Sinise Foundation’s specially adapted smart homes are so much more than just conventional houses, and with the extra benefit of being built with the highest quality materials, they really can become our veterans’ forever homes.”

Owens Corning will invite its network of independent insulation and roofing contractors to participate in building the 10 homes, a unique opportunity for them to give back in their local communities as well.

Owens Corning develops, manufactures, and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Based in Toledo, OH, Owens Corning employs 17,000 people in 33 countries.

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