PrimeSource to Support Rebuilding Together’s National Disaster Recovery Efforts with Grip-Rite Product Donation
Orlando, FL – February 4, 2013 – PrimeSource® has entered into a year-long partnership with Rebuilding Together to provide Grip-Rite® product donations in support of the organization’s disaster recovery efforts for families and communities across the country.
After a disaster has occurred and damages and needs have been assessed, PrimeSource will work to support Rebuilding Together affiliates in affected areas with Grip-Rite tools and building materials, allowing Rebuilding Together to focus their efforts on recovery coordination and skilled volunteer recruitment.
“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, Inc., exclusive distributor of Grip-Rite 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 led long term recovery efforts in disaster-affected communities across the country. These include rebuilding 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 A. 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 October 25, 2012 rebuild event in Orlando, FL where PrimeSource contributed resources and Grip-Rite tools and materials to Orlando resident Linda Lipofsky. Ms. Lipofsky’s home was severely damaged by the 2004 Hurricanes Frances and Charley. After becoming a victim of contractor insurance fraud, the retired teacher and grandmother exhausted what was left of her savings, leaving her unable to complete the repairs necessary to move back into her damaged home.
With 42 distribution centers throughout the US and Canada and more than 1,100 employees, PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is an international distributor of building materials serving residential and industrial new-construction and remodeling markets as a value-added link in the distribution chain. Core products distributed under the nationally known Grip-Rite® and Pro-Twist® brands include: Nails, screws, and collated fasteners; tools, compressors and accessories; roofing, gypsum and insulation accessories; diamond blades, bits and accessories; rebar and concrete accessories; fencing and wire; and many other building products and accessories. For more information please visit www.primesourcebp.com or call (800) 676-7777.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together believes that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 200 local affiliates complete 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of nearly 200,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Join us — visit www.RebuildingTogether.org.