Homes For Our Troops Raises Over $2 Million for Severely Injured Post-9/11 Veterans
ABC Supply Co. Inc., the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of roofing, siding and other select exterior and interior building products, is proud to announce a final donation total of over $2 million as part of its sponsorship of Homes for Our Troops (HFOT). The company pledged to match every donation up to $1 million total for the nonprofit organization as part of a 10-day fundraising effort that took place May 21 through May 30 – coinciding with the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
In addition to the donation match, ABC Supply also volunteered the design of their No. 11 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet to HFOT, an organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes across the United States for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans. As the nonprofit invests nearly 90% of donations directly back into its mission and depends on word-of-mouth marketing, ABC Supply’s goal was to shine a national spotlight on HFOT and its work to change the lives of the more than 1,000 military Veterans who have severe physical and traumatic brain injuries.
Founded in 2004, HFOT seeks to build homes and in turn, rebuild the lives of these Veterans, restoring some of the freedom and independence they’ve sacrificed in defending our county. To date, HFOT has built and donated over 330 homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans. After the homes are built, the relationships between HFOT and their Veterans continue — the organization provides a pro-bono financial planner to assist with budgeting, homeownership education, a peer mentoring program and more.
“We are blown away by the generosity of those who supported HFOT throughout our matching donation campaign,” says Mike Jost, chief operating officer at ABC Supply. “And we also want to congratulate J.R. Hildebrand and everyone at AJ Foyt Racing for a fantastic showing at this year’s Indianapolis 500. The excitement of the race provided an excellent backdrop to spread the word about the great work HFOT is doing.”
“Grateful doesn’t begin to cover how we feel about ABC Supply’s sponsorship and support,” says HFOT President and CEO Tom Landwermeyer. “The IndyCar donation gave us incredible visibility during one of the largest single-day sporting events in the world, and it means so much to have a whole new audience aware of our mission.”
ABC Supply has been a multimillion-dollar supporter of HFOT since 2020.
Those who missed the matching donation opportunity can still donate to Homes For Our Troops by visiting https://www.hfotusa.org/.
About Homes For Our Troops (HFOT)
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained life-altering injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar spent has gone directly to our program services supporting Veterans. For more information, visit www.hfotusa.org
About ABC Supply
ABC Supply Co. Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of select exterior and interior building products. Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply’s sole focus has been serving professional contractors and “making it easy” for them to do their jobs by offering the products, support and services they need — including myABCsupply, a tool that allows contractors to order materials, track deliveries, pay invoices and more. A 15-time Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award winner and two-time recipient of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award for Best Places to Work, ABC Supply is an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed. The company was also named a Best Employer for New Grads by Forbes in 2021. Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, ABC Supply has over 800 locations nationwide. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com. Contractors can find resources for growing and improving their businesses on ABC Supply’s blog and the company’s LinkedIn page.
Source: American Builders & Contractors Supply Co., Inc.