TAYLOR, Mich., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), one of the world's leading manufacturers of home improvement and building products, and its Foundation have partnered – through a combination of products and cash grants – to award over $1 million in support of its veteran initiative: "America's Heroes: A Million Thanks".
More than 50 veteran-focused organizations, individually nominated by Masco's U.S. business units, will receive much-needed funding to support active military personnel and reservists, post-9/11 veterans, as well as their families.
"Masco values the service and sacrifice of our U.S. veterans, military troops, and their families, and is committed to supporting their successful transition from soldier to civilian status in the communities where we live, work and do business," said Timothy Wadhams, president and CEO, Masco Corporation.
Donations are being made to veterans' organizations that provide affordable and physically accessible housing; education, job training and employment initiatives; and related military support services (e.g., overseas support packages, benefit procurement, health care, reintegration activities, etc.).Some of the selected organizations include: American Red Cross, Furnishing Hope, Hiring Our Heroes, HomeAid America, Homes for Our Troops, Motor City Blight Busters, Piquette Square for Veterans, Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation, The Fisher House Foundation and Washtenaw Community College Veterans Center. About Masco and its Foundation The Masco Corporation Foundation supports not-for-profit arts, culture, housing and environmental initiatives. Additionally, the Foundation makes limited grants to a number of very specific civic, educational and human service programs in the communities where it does business. The Masco Corporation Foundation was founded in 1952 and is funded with contributions from Masco Corporation. Masco Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of home improvement and buildings products. Our brands include Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; and Milgard® windows and doors, to name a few. Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products through Masco Contractor Services. Visit www.masco.com for more information on the Masco family of brands and its Foundation. SOURCE Masco Corporation