The Lake County, Illinois, chapter of The Fuller Center for Housing honored the North American Retail Hardware Association as one of its heroes for supporting The Fuller Center’s work.
The Hero Award was presented March 19 to NRHA during a ceremony in the Chicago area. The Lake County chapter is one of The Fuller Center for Housing’s newest partners and focuses on providing resources to veterans and underserved members of the community to ensure their long-term sustainability in the areas of housing, health and jobs.
“It’s really great to see the good work these Fuller Center partners are doing across the country. It is really making a difference and they are all good people,” says Bob Cutter, NRHA vice president, who received the Hero Award on behalf of the association.
The Fuller Center for Housing Hero Project Lake County chose to honor NRHA with a Hero Award because of the association’s financial support of area projects and efforts to rally its retail members to help with more projects around the U.S.
Other home improvement industry organizations honored as heroes at the awards ceremony included Ace Hardware Corp., Sherwin Williams and The Home Depot.
In 2014, the Lake County chapter rehabbed two north Chicago-area homes in just six months, using the volunteer efforts of more than 100 people to do the work and provide homes for two families.
With support from volunteers and corporate donations, the Lake County chapter hopes to renovate five to 10 homes in 2015.
Along with its housing projects, the Lake County chapter focuses on community wellness and job placement.
NRHA backs The Fuller Center for Housing on a national level and has rallied support from its retail membership and other channel members for projects throughout the U.S.
For more information on The Fuller Center for Housing and how you can get involved with NRHA efforts to support the organization, please contact Bill Lee at BLee@nrha.org.