Monday February 18, 2013
EP Henry kicked off its 2013 HeroScaping program—the company’s Active Military and Veterans Donation Program launched last year—during a special awards presentation at the company’s annual Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show. Two presentations were conducted in recognition of EP Henry’s involvement in local veterans’ memorials, including the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Air Advisors Memorial and the Brooklawn, N.J. 9/11 Memorial, which were presented by Colonel Olaf J. Holm, Commandant of the Air Advisors Academy, and Captain Steven Saymon, respectively.
In addition to donating funds to veterans’ charities, as well as donating product to military memorials and residences, EP Henry will expand its HeroScaping program this year by encouraging contractors to nominate public projects, such as memorials and municipal parks in need of sprucing up.
"The goal of the program this year is to build off of the foundation we laid in 2012 and increase the number of people we're able to support who have served our country courageously," said EP Henry CEO, J.C. Henry. "With three former company owners having served in the armed forces, we have a strong sense of patriotism that is instilled in our corporate culture and transcends into how we give back to the local communities that we serve."
Debuted in 2012, EP Henry's HeroScaping program contributed over $250,000 in materials, labor and monetary contributions to military related projects and organizations. Continuing this part of the program in 2013, for every contractor-installed project registered for a Lifetime Warranty, EP Henry will make a donation in the homeowner’s name to one of two pre-qualified charities, including Fisher House and the National Military Family Association.
Additionally, a significant part of HeroScaping in 2012 was the “Spring Spruce-Ups” that were conducted. EP Henry donated product and coordinated with contractors who volunteered to repair and improve the outdoor living spaces of four military families’ residences. This year, EP Henry is expanding this initiative by encouraging contractors to nominate community locations in need of rebuilding or constructing, including veterans’ monuments, memorials, municipal buildings and school park areas.
EP Henry hopes to increase both the donation amount given to veterans’ organizations and the number of community projects that are supported through its HeroScaping program this year.