Tile Partners for Humanity, Inc. (TPFH), a philanthropic organization for the tile industry and a partner with Habitat for Humanity International, says longtime TPFH supporter Laticrete has donated in excess of $400,000 in materials and cash for the installation of tile and stone hard surfaces in 2009. These donations were directed toward the numerous Habitat for Humanity affiliates for use in building high-quality, decent and affordable homes for under privileged families in their respective communities.
“The entire Laticrete family believes in the mission of Habitat for Humanity and views Tile Partners for Humanity as an ideal channel for us, and the entire tile and stone industry, to contribute in an active and meaningful way,” said Ed Metcalf, Laticrete president, North America. “In addition to our product and cash donations, many Laticrete employees donate their own personal time to serve on these projects, and we are all pleased to provide a more durable and lower maintenance housing environment for Habitat homeowners.” Metcalf was selected as the first recipient of “Tile Person of the Year” by the TPFH board of directors and honored at last year’s Coverings’ tile and stone exhibition for leading a company-wide commitment included, product, cash donations, and labor.
“Laticrete has been a strong supporter of TPFH since its inception in 2003, and we are very grateful for their continued commitment to help TPFH achieve its mission of strengthening communities and improving the quality of lives,” says Lynn Labuda, executive director for TPFH.
For more information, visit www.tpfh.comor call (770) 416-0200.