ATLANTA, GA (US), November 30, 2021 — J.M. Huber Corporation (Huber) announced today that as part of its global community engagement program—known as Huber Helps—it is expanding its support of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s (GSF) R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment) program to include an annual cash donation of $125,000.

The donation was made on Giving Tuesday, in support of GSF’s fundraising campaign. Giving Tuesday encourages people globally to do good and make the world a better place.

The R.I.S.E. program builds specially adapted smart homes for America’s most severely wounded veterans and first responders, as well as their families. Many families with a wounded service person lack the financial resources to adapt or retrofit their home to help them regain their independence.

Huber Engineered Woods (HEW), a subsidiary of Huber, has donated products—including AdvanTech® Subflooring and ZIP System® Sheathing—to help build more than 30 homes since 2016.

The annual cash donation will be directed to one home build to cover any outstanding costs. The first recipient of Huber’s cash support will be US Marine Staff Sargent Stuart DiPaolo and his family. Their home in San Diego, California, will be completed in 2022.

“We’re extremely proud to support the R.I.S.E Program’s efforts to provide housing for our nation’s first responders and veterans,” says Don Young, EVP of Health, Safety and Sustainability for Huber. “Our support of this program is also a reflection of Huber’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our company and our communities.”

GSF CEO Mike Thirtle says, “We couldn’t be more thankful for Huber’s unwavering passion to support for our veterans, first responders and their families through our mission here at Gary Sinise Foundation. Huber has been so supportive over the years and today, an incredible inspiration to the American public as they give back on this Giving Tuesday.”

To learn more about Huber’s commitment to community engagement, visit the Huber Helps page.