ABC Supply Celebrates Home For Our Troops’ 300th Home
BELOIT, Wis. — September 14, 2020 — Earlier this year, ABC Supply announced its multimillion-dollar commitment to Homes For Our Troops (HFOT). HFOT is a nonprofit that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Through its support of HFOT, ABC Supply was honored to donate materials and help the organization celebrate a big milestone last week: the delivery of its 300th specially adapted custom home.
The nonprofit organization donated its 300th home to U.S. Army Sergeant Nathan Shumaker in Hillsboro, Missouri, on Saturday, Sept. 12. SGT Shumaker, a Purple Heart recipient, was severely injured while serving in Afghanistan.
The delivery of the home was marked with two events (*Please note – These events were held in compliance with regulations set forth by the Jefferson County Health Department*):
- Volunteer Day: Friday, Sept. 11 – The community helped with the landscaping plan for this home by planting flowers and laying sod. This special event coincided with September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, a day where Americans volunteer in their local communities in tribute to the individuals who were lost or injured during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, first responders and the many who have risen in service to defend freedom.
- Key Ceremony: Saturday, Sept. 12 – ABC Supply escorted SGT Shumaker to his home, and HFOT presented him and his family with the keys. The event included a speaking portion, ribbon-cutting ceremony and flag raising with an ABC Supply truck.
“ABC Supply is proud to support the work Homes For Our Troops does to make a difference in the lives of Veterans who have given so much for our country,” said Mike Jost, chief operating officer. “It’s even more special that we were able to escort SGT Shumaker to his home for the key ceremony and personally thank him for his service.”
About ABC Supply
ABC Supply Co. Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of select exterior and interior building products. Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply’s sole focus has been serving professional contractors — taking care of them better than any other distributor and offering the products, services and support they need to build their businesses. A 14-time Gallup Great Workplace Award winner and two-time recipient of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award for Best Places to Work, ABC Supply is an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed.
Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, ABC Supply has nearly 800 locations nationwide. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com. Contractors can find resources for growing and improving their businesses on ABC Supply’s blog and the company’s LinkedIn page.
About Homes For Our Troops (HFOT):
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide to severely injured post-9/11 Veterans. Most of these Veterans have sustained life-altering injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar spent has gone directly to our program services supporting Veterans. For more information, visit www.hfotusa.org.