Milgard Windows and Doors, Designer Door and  Window and Homes 4 Heroes, a veterans program created by Rebuild Together of greater Dallas, recently teamed up to restore the burned-out home of Navy veteran Al Hearne.

“Al had been living in his fire-ravaged home for a couple of years because it was all he could afford to do,” said Steve Barron, owner of Designer Door and Window. “He put his family up in a one bedroom apartment, but there was no room for him, so, he’s been living in his burned-down home. We heard about his situation and wanted to help.”

Hearne served in the Navy for eight years and has worked at the VA Hospital for 30 years as a cardiology technician.

Homes 4 Heroes’ goal is to provide veterans with safe and healthy homes and to support the men and women who have served our country. Hundreds of volunteers come together to complete a home project including demolition, basic remodeling and finish-out. Many companies, like Milgard and Designer Door and Window, volunteer their time, product and services to provide assistance.

“Milgard has a great program where employees can actively give back to the communities in which we live and work through volunteering and donations,” said Bill Schmidt, Milgard Texas sales manager. “Our Grand Prairie plant raised money to cover the cost of the Style Line® Series vinyl windows and Designer Door & Window, a certified Milgard dealer, provided the installation assistance.”

Milgard offers a Matching Gift/Community Action Team (MG/CAT) program for employees who want to give back to the communities in which they live and work.

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