James Hardie Building Products Inc., a world leader in fiber cement technology, has been nationally recognized for its philanthropic efforts and is the recipient of the 2020 Crystal Vision Award, presented by World Vision. The company was honored at a ceremony held in conjunction with Design & Construction Week for its support in helping to rebuild the lives of families in need.
“The heart and constant for most families is their home," said Larry Noble, national director of corporate engagement. "We know when disaster strikes, those safe spaces are often the first thing to be compromised. It’s through incredible partners like those we celebrate at the Annual Crystal Vision awards that we’re able to restore that sense of normalcy and truly give meaning to the phrase ‘welcome home’ in our work."
For over 10 years, James Hardie has partnered with the World Vision organization to help families in the United States refurbish and rebuild in the wake of financial crises and natural disasters. Through consistent and significant product donations to the organization’s Storehouse program, the company has donated fiber cement siding and trim products to those in need around the United States. James Hardie donated more than 250,000 square feet of siding and trim in 2019 alone.
“Helping to build stronger homes, neighborhoods and communities is part of our mission at James Hardie,” said Sean Gadd, chief commercial officer for James Hardie Building Products. “We align with community partners who help us achieve meaningful impact through helping meet basic needs and enhancing community vitality.”