ABC Supply Co. Inc. Announces Multimillion-Dollar Sponsorships for Make-A-Wish® and Homes For Our Troops
BELOIT, Wis. — July 14, 2020 — ABC Supply Co. Inc., the nation’s leading distributor of select exterior building products, has always been dedicated to helping people achieve their dreams – whether professional or personal. The company is taking this commitment one step further in 2020 by pledging a multimillion-dollar commitment to two nonprofit organizations that are focused on changing lives every day:
- Make-A-Wish®, which grants life-changing wishes for children diagnosed with critical illnesses.
- Homes For Our Troops, an organization that has built and donated over 295 specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans to enable them to rebuild their lives.
Through its support of these organizations, ABC Supply further champions and lives its Core Value of Give Back.
The company announced these corporate commitments at its national Managers’ Meeting earlier this year in Chicago to the resounding applause of nearly 2,000 associates.
“ABC Supply is honored to contribute to the missions of these two incredible organizations,” said Mike Jost, chief operating officer. “One of our Core Values is American Pride, which is why we are so passionate about the work Homes For Our Troops is doing. We’re also dedicated to making dreams come true, so we wanted to become a Make-A-Wish Champion Sponsor.”
The announcements were made even more special by two moving moments at the Managers’ Meeting:
- Army Sergeant Mario Lopez, a Veteran and recipient of a specially adapted custom home in Texas through Homes For Our Troops, sang the National Anthem at the company’s event.
- A video sharing the experience of a young wish child in Florida whose wish of swimming with dolphins came true in early 2020, prior to COVID-19 impacts, with ABC Supply’s support.
These two corporate donations are made possible by the hard work and success of ABC Supply’s more than 15,000 associates across the country. More information about the company’s Give Back efforts, including its support of “Military Makeover,” can be found on ABC Supply’s blog.
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.
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because every child deserves a childhood. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the wish that inspired the founding of the organization in 1980. Since then, Make-A-Wish has become the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in nearly 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 43,000 volunteers unite to deliver hope to wish kids and their families when they need it most. In total, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 500,000 wishes; more than 33,000 wishes in 2019 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org.
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 for 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.