HOUSTON, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The local Houston affiliate of the national non-profit Rebuilding Together has a plan to help Harris County homeowners reclaim their lives three months after Hurricane Harvey. With donated home hardware products valued at retail for $1 million from National Hardware (leading manufacturer of residential builders' hardware), Kwikset (the #1 selling U.S. residential lock manufacturer) and Pfister (prominent faucet and plumbing hardware manufacturer), brands of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, the Houston non-profit is prepared to help local homeowners in vulnerable populations severely affected by the devastating storm.
Rebuilding Together is a registered non-profit organization which brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. Its local affiliates across the country rebuild formerly unlivable homes, making them livable again while changing lives along the way.
"Hurricane Harvey captured national attention because the storm was devastating for so many in Harris County," says Christine Holland, Chief Executive Officer, Rebuilding Together - Houston. "As we stand here three months after the storm, we are beginning to rebuild local homes from the ground up and we are beyond grateful for the donation from Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division which will make such a difference in our work and peoples' lives."
Employees at Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division's Tell Manufacturing facility, located in Houston, Texas, lost possessions and homes to Hurricane Harvey, inspiring three of the holding company's brands to take action.
"We were motivated to help not only our Harris County employees but their families, friends and neighbors," says Tim Goff, Chief Marketing Officer, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division. "Three of our leading home hardware brands answered the call-to-action by donating home hardware products with a retail value of $1 million to Rebuilding Together in the hope these products will offset costs for the organization and touch more lives in Harris County."
The non-profit is working with community leaders in the Houston area and began inspecting homes last week. The overarching goal is to help homeowners get their homes back to being livable.
"We are always open to more donations, whether that be product, monetary, or time and service," says Holland. "With the donations from National Hardware, Kwikset, and Pfister, Rebuilding Together will be able to outfit rebuilt homes with quality hardware we normally wouldn't be able to afford – and we encourage other companies to follow suit. The more help and donations we receive, the greater our impact will be."
For more information about Rebuilding Together, or Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, please visit RebuildingHouston.org or spectrumbrands.com/hhi. To interview Rebuilding Together Houston and Spectrum Brands, Inc. - Hardware & Home Improvement Division spokespeople, please email the media contacts below.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together Houston impacts the lives of thousands of Houstonians annually by providing free home repairs for low-income elderly, U.S. Military Veterans, and people with disabilities. Since 1982, we have reinvested more than $120 million in affordable housing throughout Harris County, Texas. Through the work of volunteer groups and licensed contractors, and with the support of individual donors, local businesses and corporate partners, Rebuilding Together Houston revitalizes Houston communities, providing safe and healthy housing for neighbors in need.
About Spectrum Brands HHI
Spectrum Brands, Inc. - Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) Division is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and plumbing with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Pfister™ and EZSET®. HHI is a leader in its key markets with a #1 position in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (National Hardware), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.
HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents, and auto care products. Spectrum Brands employs over 15,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.
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