The LP Foundation, LP Building Solutions’ non-profit giving division, has partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. Program. The LP Foundation and Trustees Teade Tagaloa, Jonathyn Truax, and Logan Parkhurst, together with LP’s executive vice president and CFO Alan Haughie, recently presented the initial $100,000 donation check to the Gary Sinise Foundation at LP’s corporate office.
“We are incredibly grateful to the LP Foundation for their generous donation that will go to support our nation’s most severely wounded heroes,” said Gary Sinise, actor and humanitarian. “Through their support of our Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program, LP Foundation will help us provide specially adapted, mortgage free homes for those who are suffering from amputations, severe burns, paralysis, and traumatic brain injuries. These custom smart-technology homes are built for their specific needs and will help to restore their independence, empowering them to regain the freedom to move forward in their lives, the very things they served to defend for us all.”
The Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. Program builds specially-adapted smart homes for severely wounded heroes, in addition to providing home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to injured, wounded, ill, and/or aging heroes. The LP Foundation is providing an initial $100,000 donation to R.I.S.E., and will make an annual financial donation to the R.I.S.E. Program, with planned partnership extensions such as product donations in the works as well.
“The LP Foundation is a shining example of what it means to, as Gary would say, ‘do a little more’ to support our veterans, heroes, defenders, and first responders, and we look forward to this great partnership,” said Donna Palmer, executive director of the Gary Sinise Foundation. “With the support of partners like LP Foundation who continue to step up to help us help our country’s heroes and their families, we will continue to expand our mission to serve and honor the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country and communities.”
With this initial donation, the LP Foundation is supporting new builds for veterans and first responders in Republic, Missouri; Springfield, Oregon; Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; and right outside Nashville, for U.S. Army Sergeant (Retired) Joshua Hargis.
“I can go everywhere in this house and enjoy being together with my family,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Romulo “Romy” Camargo at the recent dedication of his R.I.S.E. home. “Through voice automation, I can now complete tasks I was unable to do in my previous living situation.”
Founded months after the company formed in 1972, the LP Foundation has provided more than $20 million to deserving nonprofits since its inception.