MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio--As part of its global community engagement efforts, PPG (NYSE: PPG) has announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project at Flying Horse Farms camp in Mount Gilead, Ohio. More than 40 PPG employee volunteers used more than 170 gallons of PPG PAINTS™ products to beautify several buildings on the grounds and help lift the spirits of hundreds of children with serious illnesses who visit the camp annually.
Volunteers from PPG facilities in Strongsville and Delaware, Ohio, refreshed buildings on the camp’s property with PPG Paints brand TIMELESS® exterior paint in vibrant colors to match the existing colors of the facilities. The paint, which will refresh the camp’s big red barn, program building, dining hall and medical facility, the “Wellnest,” provides one-coat coverage, a durable finish and outstanding dirt-resistance, in addition to excellent vibrancy, color retention and ultraviolet (UV) resistance. The camp-ish colors being used – including PPG Paints colors Delicate White (PPG1001-1), Brown Basket (PPG 16-15), Moss Ring (PPG1130-6), Ginger Jar (226-6) and Baked Bean (PPG1066-7) – were chosen to invigorate children and encourage creativity.
“We are incredibly grateful for PPG’s support and enthusiasm during this project,” said Mimi Dane, chief executive officer, Flying Horse Farms. “The fresh coat of paint on our various facilities makes such a difference in the vibrancy and overall look of this special place.”
Flying Horse Farms provides magical, transformative camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families – free of charge. Located on 200 acres in Mount Gilead, the camp first opened its gates in 2010 and hosts about 900 children and their families each year. Swimming, boating, fishing, canine therapy, high ropes, archery, and arts and crafts are just the beginning of the adventure at Flying Horse Farms. Each activity is designed to ensure every camper can participate and feel a sense of pride, accomplishment and freedom from medical concerns.
“Flying Horse Farms is truly a magical place for campers and their families, and I’m excited that my PPG colleagues and I could help protect and beautify it with PPG Paints products,” said John Lewis, PPG marketing manager, automotive refinish, and past chair of the Flying Horse Farms board. “Through the Colorful Communities program, PPG made it possible for us to brighten this amazing place with colors as bold as the courageous campers.”
For more about Flying Horse Farms, visit www.flyinghorsefarms.org.
In Ohio, PPG operates facilities in Barberton, Circleville, Cleveland, Delaware, Euclid, Huron, Milford and Strongsville, as well as PPG Paints stores. For more on the PPG Paints brand, visit www.ppgpaints.com, or visit www.ppgpaints.com/store-locator to locate the closest PPG Paints store.
The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative for community engagement efforts, with the aim to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Together with community partners and PPG employees who volunteer, the program supports projects that transform community assets using donated PPG products. It increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities by adding $10 million to support efforts made during a 10-year period. In 2015, PPG completed 11 Colorful Communities projects, and it expects to complete about 30 more this year.
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We donated more than $7.8 million in 2015 to hundreds of community organizations across 20 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.
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