Fypon enjoys supporting community projects with product donations to both national and local organizations. We have donated thousands of items to the rebuilding efforts in the southeast for victims of Hurricane Katrina, offered hands-on support with local community projects and have been an active corporate partner of the non-profit organization Homes for Our Troops.
Homes for Our Troops
Launched in 2004, the Homes for Our Troops organization creates specially adapted homes for severely wounded veterans returning from Iraq. Part of the "America Supports You" program started by the Department of Defense, this organization has constructed or adapted 18 homes for needy veterans and has active plans for constructing more homes in the future.
Fypon donates products, time and support to Homes for Our Troops every year. “We can never give back to our valiant veterans the many arms and legs they’ve lost at war,” says John Gonsalves, founder and president of Homes for Our Troops. “However, we can give them secure homes constructed to support the new challenges they face when returning with life-altering disabilities. Fypon is helping us tackle the overwhelming housing needs of severely disabled veterans one home at a time.”
Hurricane Katrina Rebuilding Efforts
Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Fypon joined efforts with sister companies Simonton Windows®, Hy-Lite® Products and Dixie-Pacific™ to donate more than $1.4 million worth of building products to support rebuilding efforts in the Gulfport, Mississippi area. The donations from the four companies were made with the assistance of home improvement expert Danny Lipford. All product was contributed to the North Carolina Baptist Men’s Group, a non-profit organization committed to rebuilding 500 homes on the Mississippi Gulf Coast over the next two years.
Coordination of the massive donation in mid-December of 2005 involved more than a dozen trailers bringing building products to both Mississippi and a staging area warehouse in North Carolina. Fypon donated 5,690 low-maintenance window and door crossheads to the project for assistance in rebuilding homes.
“Fypon and its sister companies were the cornerstone of this effort,” according to Danny Lipford, host of television's Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford and home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel. “They showed tremendous generosity with their product donations and a strong eagerness to help make a difference for people trying to rebuild their lives.”
Local Community Projects
Fypon has also contributed to the following local projects: