PPG donates $5,000 to Recreation Unlimited
Funding supports development of Indian Run Trail
DELAWARE, Ohio, May 20, 2010 – The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $5,000 to Recreation Unlimited, a nonprofit organization serving individuals with disabilities and health concerns through sports, recreation and education, for its efforts to develop an accessible environmental and historical trail honoring the Native Americans who lived in the local area.
Carl Johnson, left, PPG North America director of refinish manufacturing, based at PPG Industries' automotive refinish paint manufacturing facility in Delaware, presents a $5,000 check from the PPG Industries Foundation to Paul L. Huttlin, executive director and CEO of Recreation Unlimited.
"We are very pleased to have received support from PPG for development of the new trail," said Paul L. Huttlin, executive director and CEO of Recreation Unlimited. "The donation helped to fund the first phase of this trail."
Recreation Unlimited, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008, currently serves about 3,700 individuals with disabilities and health concerns representing up to 14 physical and developmental disability groups from 57 counties in Ohio and five surrounding states. The Indian Run Trail it is developing will be an accessible environmental and historical trail honoring the Delaware Indians, or Lenape, who lived in the area. It will include interpretive signs and specific activities that teach visitors about the relationship between nature and the life activities of a Delaware Indian.
“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 member of the Recreation Unlimited board of directors. “We are proud to support Recreation Unlimited in its efforts to make outdoor exploration accessible to individuals with disabilities and health concerns, and to teach these individuals about local history through these activities.”
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 Recreation Unlimited
Recreation Unlimited Farm and Fun (Recreation Unlimited) is a nonprofit organization serving individuals with physical and developmental disabilities and health concerns and supported through the development efforts of the Recreation Unlimited Foundation. The mission of Recreation Unlimited is to provide year-round programs in sports, recreation and education for individuals with disabilities and health concerns, while building self-confidence, self-esteem and promoting positive human relations, attitudes and behaviors. For more information, visit www.recreationunlimited.org.
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.
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