The AMES Companies Forms Partnership with Habitat for Humanity
CAMP HILL, Pa. (June 2, 2015) — The AMES Companies, Inc. announced today a multi-layered partnership with Habitat for Humanity to support the organization through funding, in-kind donations and employee volunteer efforts.
As a named recipient of funds from the AMES Charitable Foundation, Habitat for Humanity will receive construction funding, tools for construction and repair projects and support for the Habitat Mobile Response Units used by Habitat affiliates during disaster response efforts.
Additionally, The AMES Companies will sponsor two community gardens in the U.S. in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization and provide volunteer support for three home building events in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area located near the AMES headquarters. One of the volunteer home building events took place in Harrisburg in early May and the remaining two will be scheduled. The Harrisburg builds, as well as the donated funds, are specifically intended to support veterans and their families.
"With a lineage that dates back to 1774, AMES tools have been essential in building America, from major monuments that define our country to the homes we live in today," said Mike Sarrica, president of The AMES Companies, Inc. "We are proud to honor our shared values with Habitat for Humanity as we build and revitalize our neighbors’ homes across the country through this partnership."
"We are grateful to The AMES Companies for their support," said Larry Gluth, senior vice president, U.S. and Canada, Habitat for Humanity International. "This donation will help Habitat affiliates continue to support and serve their communities."
This partnership, combined with a 2011 donation during Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery efforts, marks over $1 million provided by AMES in support of Habitat for Humanity and affiliates across the U.S.
About The AMES Companies, Inc.
The AMES Companies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF) and is the leading, as well as the largest, manufacturer of lawn and garden tools in the U.S. The company is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pa., and manufactures and markets a wide variety of lawn and garden tools for homeowners, jobsite tools for professionals and outdoor lifestyle products. Brands include AMES®, True Temper®, Razor-Back® Professional Tools, Jackson® Professional Tools, Southern Patio®, UnionTools®, Dynamic Design®, Garant®, Westmix™, Kelso™, Cyclone® and Northcote™. Available at retailers around the world, The AMES Companies product offerings include long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, carts, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, hand tools, pruning tools, striking tools, planters and outdoor accessories. For more information, visit www.us.ames.com. 2
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.