The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and paint products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Sylmar, where PPG has an aerospace facility.
“At the Union Rescue Mission, we believe no child should be raised on the streets of Skid Row,” said Reverend Andy Bales, CEO, Union Rescue Mission. “Due to economic circumstances, illness and abuse, more mothers and children are forced to live in unimaginable conditions. We created our Hope Gardens Family Center for women and children to have a safe place to live while they receive counseling, training, encouragement and the real help they need to escape homelessness forever.”
Hope Gardens helps women transition from homelessness to independence within 12 to 36 months by offering long-term rehabilitation programs, services and spiritual care.
PPG provided approximately 45 gallons (170 liters) of PPG PAINTS products to complete the revitalization project. This is the second year that employee volunteers from PPG’s aerospace business completed a Colorful Communities project to help beautify the center’s 71-acre campus. PPG was also recognized at URM’s 10th annual Hearts for Hope Gala with the 2018 Heart of Transformation Award, which is given to a company that has made a life-changing impact for women and children living at URM’s Hope Gardens Family Center.
“PPG is excited to once again partner with this great local organization to share hope through the transformative power of paint and color with women and children experiencing homelessness right here in a community where we operate,” said Tim Behmlander, PPG GM, aerospace, Americas.