PPG pledges $10,000 to Delaware County Chapter of American Red Cross

Funding supports capital campaign to remodel new facility

Carl Johnson, PPG North America director of refinish manufacturing, presents a check to Philip E. Packard, interim director, Delaware County American Red Cross, at PPG’s automotive refinish paint manufacturing facility in Delaware. The PPG Industries Foundation pledged $10,000 to a capital campaign that funded the remodeling of a building on Hills-Miller Road, more than double the size of the local American Red Cross’s former location, which now serves as the organization’s home, helping the ARC to better serve more people in the Delaware community.
DELAWARE, Ohio, March 26, 2009 – The PPG Industries Foundation has pledged $10,000 to the Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross for its capital campaign to fund remodeling of a facility on Hills-Miller Road.

"We are very pleased to have received support from PPG for our capital campaign," said Phillip E. Packard, interim director, Delaware County American Red Cross. "The funding has helped enable us to remodel and make a smooth transition into our new home, which has in turn enabled us to better serve even more people in the Delaware community."

The Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross acquired a building more than double the size of its former location, along with three acres of land. The capital campaign funded remodeling of the organization’s new home, giving it the opportunity to expand as the county and chapter grow. The facility’s amenities include a training room on the main level, easier access for individuals with physical difficulties, an ample parking lot and an on-site disaster operations center.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Carl Johnson, North America director of refinish manufacturing, based at PPG’s automotive refinish paint manufacturing facility in Delaware, and a director on the local American Red Cross chapter’s board. “We are proud to support the Delaware County American Red Cross in building a community center that is providing area individuals and families with help in addressing and training to prevent a variety of emergency situations.”

Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employee volunteerism and executives’ involvement with nonprofit organizations.

About the Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross
The Delaware County Chapter of the American Red Cross exists to help the residents of Delaware County prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Now in its 90th year of service to Delaware County, it continues to meet the growing needs of this vibrant community. With six full-time staff members and more than 600 volunteers, the Delaware County American Red Cross works around the clock to ensure a safe, prepared and healthy community.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

 

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Contact:
K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications
412-434-2445
kmccrory@ppg.com

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