World Vision's Mary Garcia (middle) presents the Window Humanitarian Award to PGT's Rod Hershberger (right ) and John Belcher (left).

World Vision recognized PGT Industries at the meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association held last week in Palm Desert, Calif.

International aid agency World Vision’s domestic (U.S.) programs include The Storehouse network, which is how World Vision reaches poverty-affected communities. A wide range of critically needed donated products are available through this grassroots operation, which includes building supplies. Manufacturers, distributors and retailers support World Vision’s work by donating their excess inventory and providing it to low-income families and other nonprofit organizations working in economically distressed areas. The products are used to refurbish under-resourced communities, without compromising donors’ respective markets.

“World Vision plays a critical role for those low-income families and communities across the U.S. that are in dire need of assistance,” says Rod Hershberger, president and chief executive officer, PGT Industries. “PGT values the importance of serving these communities through product donations and volunteerism. We are honored to receive this Humanitarian Award and look forward to working with World Vision on more projects in the future.”

One of the more recent donations by PGT to World Vision was a donation of windows to rebuild the home of a West Virginia family, the Boylards, after it was destroyed by fire.

World Vision recognized PGT with the Window Humanitarian Award.

ProVia received the Door Humanitarian Award from World Vision. However, ProVia was not at AAMA to receive the honor in person due to inclement weather.

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