Thursday May 24, 2012
EP Henry, the oldest family-owned and operated manufacturer of Hardscaping™ products in America, recently launched HeroScaping™, its Active Military and Veterans Donation Program. For every submitted project installed by an EP Henry contractor, the HeroScaping program will make a donation in the name of the homeowner to one of three military organizations.
An American company with a 100+ year history, only U.S.-made products and three former company owners having served in the armed forces, EP Henry launched HeroScaping to allow its customers to be a part of the company's long tradition of giving back to those who serve.
Once an EP Henry contractor installs a Hardscaping project, such as a walkway, driveway, patio or fire pit, the customer can fill out a form designating the organization to which they want EP Henry to donate in their name. The choices in 2012 are:
- Fisher House Foundation - Fisher House Foundation is best known for its network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and veterans affairs (VA) medical centers. The Foundation ensures that families of service men and women wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan are not burdened with unnecessary expenses during a time of crisis.
- Infinite Hero Foundation - Infinite Hero is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to meet the needs of our military heroes and their families.
- National Military Family Association - The National Military Family Association offers uplifting programs to heal and strengthen families struggling with wartime separations, wounds and loss.
"We have a patriotic company culture-with three former owners having served in the armed forces-that makes supporting this cause near and dear to our hearts," said EP Henry's fourth-generation president and CEO, J.C. Henry. "Our goal in launching HeroScaping is to allow our customers to share in our company's long tradition of giving back to those who serve."
In addition to its HeroScaping program, several other projects EP Henry has supported that recognize the service of active military, veterans and first responders include:
9/11 Memorial & Monument of the Delaware Valley-EP Henry donated 100 percent of the Hardscaping materials used to construct a memorial in Brooklawn, NJ for victims of 9/11, dedicated on September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the attacks. This project received national recognition and EP Henry was honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award.
"As Americans, we were all affected by 9/11 in a very personal way," said Henry. "With such a strong military history in our family and company, we were honored to participate and equally excited that our employees embraced this project by donating their time to ensure the memorial was constructed in time to commemorate the anniversary."
Air Advisors Memorial-EP Henry has donated more than 2,500 square feet of pavers and Cast Veneer Stone for the construction of a memorial in Fort Dix, NJ, honoring nine members of the NATO Air Training Command who were killed in action on April 27, 2011 while mentoring members of the Afghan Air Force. Each of the nine soldiers trained at the Air Advisor Academy. The memorial broke ground on April 9, 2012 and will be dedicated on July 27, 2012.
Philadelphia 9/11 Memorial-EP Henry is a supporter of the City of Philadelphia's first 9/11 memorial, slated to be completed in 2012. The memorial will feature a half-size replica of the Liberty Bell hung between two columns that represent the former World Trade Center Twin Towers and will be placed on a keystone-shaped paver stone base, for which EP Henry will donate materials. Authentic artifacts from the sites of the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93 attacks will be included in the design of the memorial.
Outdoor Spring Spruce-Ups for Veterans-With the help of its Authorized Contractors, EP Henry is providing complementary "spring spruce-ups" for select members of the active military and veterans. The initiative, which involves lawn clean-up and landscaping, will begin in May 2012.