The project brought together more than 24 PPG volunteers, who spent the day revitalizing a wooden building that will be used as classroom space on the property. PPG provided more than 12 gallons of product to assist with the project, including FLOOD Pro Series deck cleaner, DEFT water-based polyurethane and Flood Pro Series transparent finish paint products.
The Rachel Carson Homestead is the birthplace of its namesake, Rachel Carson, who is recognized worldwide as the founder of the modern environmental movement. Her legacy includes building upon an inborn sense of wonder about the natural world and her courageous and visionary awareness of environmental impact. Visitors from around the world come to visit her historic home site and learn about her life and environmental ethics.
Volunteers painted the interior and exterior of the facility’s classroom with stains and sealants to not only enhance the appearance of the wooden structure but also protect it from environmental elements. The community-donated classroom space will also be available for “Lunch & Learns” for many organizations and students in the area.
“As members of the Springdale and greater Pittsburgh community, we feel it is important to give back in any way we can,” said Rodolfo Ramirez, PPG director, sales and strategic segments, industrial coatings, North America. “Participating in the protection and beautification of the Rachel Carson Homestead allows us to contribute to the preservation of a local legacy and promote ongoing education.”