Company refreshes Ohio camp for children with serious illnesses
MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its global community engagement efforts, PPG (NYSE: PPG) has
announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project at Flying
Horse Farms camp in Mount Gilead, Ohio. More than 40 PPG employee
volunteers used more than 170 gallons of PPG PAINTS™ products to
beautify several buildings on the grounds and help lift the spirits of
hundreds of children with serious illnesses who visit the camp annually.
Volunteers from PPG facilities in Strongsville and Delaware, Ohio,
refreshed buildings on the camp’s property with PPG Paints brand
TIMELESS® exterior paint in vibrant colors to match the
existing colors of the facilities. The paint, which will refresh the
camp’s big red barn, program building, dining hall and medical facility,
the “Wellnest,” provides one-coat coverage, a durable finish and
outstanding dirt-resistance, in addition to excellent vibrancy, color
retention and ultraviolet (UV) resistance. The camp-ish colors being
used – including PPG Paints colors Delicate White (PPG1001-1),
Brown Basket (PPG 16-15), Moss Ring (PPG1130-6), Ginger Jar (226-6) and
Baked Bean (PPG1066-7) – were chosen to invigorate children and
“We are incredibly grateful for PPG’s support and enthusiasm during this
project,” said Mimi Dane, chief executive officer, Flying
Horse Farms. “The fresh coat of paint on our various facilities
makes such a difference in the vibrancy and overall look of this special
Flying Horse Farms provides magical, transformative camp experiences for
children with serious illnesses and their families – free of charge.
Located on 200 acres in Mount Gilead, the camp first opened its gates in
2010 and hosts about 900 children and their families each year.
Swimming, boating, fishing, canine therapy, high ropes, archery, and
arts and crafts are just the beginning of the adventure at Flying Horse
Farms. Each activity is designed to ensure every camper can participate
and feel a sense of pride, accomplishment and freedom from medical
“Flying Horse Farms is truly a magical place for campers and their
families, and I’m excited that my PPG colleagues and I could help
protect and beautify it with PPG Paints products,” said John
Lewis, PPG marketing manager, automotive refinish, and past chair of the
Flying Horse Farms board. “Through the Colorful Communities
program, PPG made it possible for us to brighten this amazing place with
colors as bold as the courageous campers.”
For more about Flying Horse Farms, visit www.flyinghorsefarms.org.
In Ohio, PPG operates facilities in Barberton, Circleville, Cleveland,
Delaware, Euclid, Huron, Milford and Strongsville, as well as PPG
Paints stores. For more on the PPG Paints brand, visit www.ppgpaints.com,
or visit www.ppgpaints.com/store-locator
to locate the closest PPG Paints store.
The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative
for community engagement efforts, with the aim to protect and beautify
the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Together with
community partners and PPG employees who volunteer, the program supports
projects that transform community assets using donated PPG products. It
increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities by adding $10
million to support efforts made during a 10-year period. In 2015, PPG
completed 11 Colorful Communities projects, and it expects to
complete about 30 more this year.
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG
communities around the world. We donated more than $7.8 million in 2015
to hundreds of community organizations across 20 countries. By investing
in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and
develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and
specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact
for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer
efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.
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coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’
biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path
forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015.
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