PPG’s industrial coatings plant in Oak Creek is donating paint and materials to freshen up the inside of the American Legion Post using 35 gallons of Satin Latex paint. Volunteers, coordinated by the Waukesha County Labor Council, will be doing the painting. The project begins at 7 a.m. and will continue until about 3 p.m. All volunteers will receive shirts supplied by PPG and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. Morning snacks will be provided by the Waukesha County Labor Council, and lunch will be provided by American Legion Post No. 1.
The American Legion is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, with a commitment to mentoring youth and a focus on service to veterans, service members and communities.
“These posts, found throughout the U.S., play an important role in every community where they are located. They are not just for veterans but also for area residents who gather for a wide variety of activites throughout the year,” said Jack Marshall, PPG plant manager at the Oak Creek facility. “We are proud to help ensure that the hall will continue to be the setting of many memories for people in the Germantown area.”
The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative for community engagement efforts, with the aim to enhance, protect and beautify neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. The program increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities and supports projects that transform community spaces, providing PPG volunteers and donated PPG products. In 2015 and 2016 combined, PPG completed nearly 60 Colorful Communities projects, and it expects to complete about 75 more this year.