PPG foundation donates $11,000 to Walls Memorial Baptist Church Food Pantry
Program recognizes service of PPG Shelby employee, retiree volunteers
SHELBY, N.C., June 27, 2012 – Employees at PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) fiber glass manufacturing plant in Shelby helped obtain $11,000 in grants through the PPG Industries Foundation for serving on the board of Walls Memorial Baptist Church Food Pantry in 2011 and 2012. The employee-requested grants were obtained through a foundation program called Grant Incentives for Volunteerism by PPG Employees and Retirees (GIVE), which recognizes employee and retiree volunteer efforts with annual grants of $500 for an ongoing volunteer relationship or $1,000 for serving on an organization's board of directors.
This year PPG Shelby employees Nathan Craig and Ronnie Jackson and PPG retirees Fannie Shade, Paul Shade and Roger Shade all serve on the board of Walls Memorial Baptist Church Food Pantry, which enabled them to garner grants of $1,000 each for the food pantry in recognition of their board service. In 2011, they all served on the board of the food pantry along with Trudy Camp, who also requested a grant through the GIVE program.
“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where it operates,” said Greg McInnis, plant manager for the Shelby fiber glass manufacturing facility. “We are proud that our employees and retirees actively assist local nonprofit organizations such as the Walls Memorial food pantry, and we are pleased they can participate in the PPG Industries Foundation’s programs to direct financial support where they have an interest. It’s a great opportunity for us to give back to the community in ways that are personally significant to employees and retirees.”
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 employees' volunteerism and board service with nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.ppgfoundation.com.
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