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APR 15 2016

Belgard salutes service members with $50,000 donation to the USO

Belgard will donate $1 to the USO for every Idea Book order, social share, email share or social like this May

ATLANTA, (April 15, 2016) In honor of National Military Appreciation Month this May, Belgard®, the leader in outdoor living essentials for the patio and beyond, has committed to donate $1 for every Idea Book order, social share, email share and social like up to $50,000 to the USO, a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping America's military connected to family, home and country throughout their service. Belgard launched its partnership with the USO in 2015, and to date, has donated $100,000 through the company’s ‘Welcome Home’ initiative. 


“During Military Appreciation Month and throughout the rest of the year, we want to honor those who not only risk their lives, but also sacrifice precious moments spent with their families in order to defend and protect ours,” said Ken O’Neill, EVP Sales, Marketing & Product Development. “Now in our second year of partnership with the USO, we wanted to make it even simpler for our employees, partners and customers to join us in proudly say ‘thank you.’”


For the entire month of May, Belgard will donate $1 for every Idea Book order, social share, email share and social like up to $50,000 to the USO and its efforts to support the nation’s service men, women and their families. The funds raised by Belgard will support USO programs that provide an array of services, from providing resume help for service members transitioning out of the military to providing dinner to local military families.


The Belgard and USO partnership launched in 2015 with the company’s ‘Welcome Home’ initiative. Belgard donated $100,000 and tapped into its network of talented contractors to renovate the outdoor living spaces of the USO center in Colorado Springs. The company is dedicated to supporting military personnel and their families due to the large number of active duty and veterans among the Belgard workforce.


For more information, visit belgard.com/uso.


About the USO

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: AT&T, the BNSF Railway Foundation, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, NFL and Four-Star Partners: BIC, ConAgra Foods, FedEx, GEICO, JCPenney, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, TKS and the Wawa Foundation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.


About Belgard®

Belgard, part of Oldcastle® Architectural, offers a complete collection of paver and wall products for outdoor living spaces, walkways, driveways, parking areas and retaining walls. Available in a range of styles, premium Belgard products have been found in America’s finest homes and award-winning commercial and retail properties since 1995. For more information or a complimentary Idea Book, visit Belgard.com or call 1-877-Belgard (235-4273). Find more inspiring outdoor space ideas at Facebook.com/BelgardHardscapes.


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