DuPont announced that it will partner with customers and make an initial donation of more than 30 products and services, at approximately $750,000 in value, to help rebuild homes and businesses in tornado-ravaged Greensburg, Kan. The donation also includes funding for two Habitat for Humanity homes. The materials, which include key end-use products from DuPont customers, will provide a number of benefits to homeowners in Greensburg for safety and energy efficiency, using sustainable materials for both inside and outside their homes.
The town was leveled by the EF5 tornado last year. Very few structures remained in the aftermath of the storm and more than 1,500 people, who were displaced, are waiting to return home. Greensburg residents are rebuilding their town using sustainable materials.
“DuPont employees and customers have come together to help the families in Greensburg. We cannot possibly imagine what this community has suffered, but we can help. We care about protecting lives, we care about building homes and we care about safeguarding communities,” said Tom Schuler, vice president and general manager – DuPont Building Innovations. “We are pleased to support the people of Greensburg with sustainable products that will help make a difference in the renewal of the town.”
Among the DuPont products provided will be the full line of DuPont Tyvek Weatherization Systems. Key DuPont customer donations include Mohawk Smartstrand carpet and Johnson Controls air conditioning systems.
Inspired by Greensburg residents’ desire to rebuild “green,” Planet Green television network is chronicling the rebuilding of Greensburg in an 12-week series beginning on June 15 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
DUPONT DONATES TO TOWN HIT BY TORNADO
June 16, 2008