The LP Foundation, LP Building Solutions’ non-profit giving division, has partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. Program as the foundation’s first national non-profit partner.
The LP Foundation and Trustees Teade Tagaloa, Jonathyn Truax and Logan Parkhurst, together with LP Executive Vice President and CFO Alan Haughie, presented the initial $100,000 donation check to the Gary Sinise Foundation in person at LP’s corporate office.
“We are incredibly grateful to the LP Foundation for their generous donation that will go to support our nation’s most severely wounded heroes,” said Actor and Humanitarian Gary Sinise. “Through their support of our Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program, LP Foundation will help us provide specially adapted, mortgage free homes for those who are suffering from amputations, severe burns, paralysis, and traumatic brain injuries. These custom smart-technology homes are built for their specific needs and will help to restore their independence, empowering them to regain the freedom to move forward in their lives, the very things they served to defend for us all.”
The Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. Program builds specially-adapted smart homes for severely wounded heroes, in addition to providing home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to injured, wounded, ill and/or aging heroes. The LP Foundation is providing an initial $100,000 donation to R.I.S.E., which is the Foundation’s largest donation in 2022; the Foundation will make an annual financial donation to the R.I.S.E. Program, with planned partnership extensions such as product donations in the works as well.
“The LP Foundation is a shining example of what it means to, as Gary would say, ‘do a little more’ to support our veterans, heroes, defenders and first responders, and we look forward to this great partnership,” said Donna Palmer, Executive Director of the Gary Sinise Foundation. “With the support of partners like LP Foundation who continue to step up to help us help our country’s heroes and their families, we will continue to expand our mission to serve and honor the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country and communities.”
The partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. Program aligns with the LP Foundation’s primary giving category (Housing), and works in conjunction with LP’s overall purpose of Building A Better World™. The LP Foundation has a long history of providing help where it is most needed in our communities; this partnership expands the LP Foundation’s focus to a national level, while allowing it to stay true to its mission of supporting the communities where we live and work.