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Building Hope

Being a good corporate citizen goes beyond donating money and materials – it means having a commitment to help those individuals and organizations most in need, and a vision for making a positive impact.
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Through our Building Hope program, 84 Lumber has actively supported local, regional, and national charitable organizations ranging from volunteer fire departments, to chapters of the Red Cross and United Way, to the national efforts of Habitat for Humanity. Our long-standing commitment for the community can be seen and felt surrounding each of our 250 store locations and that passion comes from the ground up. It starts with our employees and is embraced by the leaders of 84 Lumber. We’re proud to announce that in 2016 alone, we donated more than 1.3 million to a variety of charitable causes and that corporate giving starts with you.

 

Help us continue to identify opportunities where we can give back by download the Building Hope Donation Request Form.

 

TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE WAYS WE'VE BUILT HOPE FOR SO MANY OVER THE YEARS IN THE AREAS OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, HOUSING AND EDUCATION – THREE AREAS OF FOCUS FOR 84 LUMBER.

 

BOY SCOUTS

For over 20 years, 84 Lumber Founder Joe Hardy has hosted an annual golf tournament to benefit the Boy Scouts Council of Westmoreland and Fayette Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Over the years, this event has raised in excess of $1.5 million to help the Scouts fund programs and activities.

In addition, 84 Lumber has provided $500,000 in materials to individual eagle scout projects through the years.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

84 Lumber has donated over $2.9 million in materials to Habitat for Humanity for homes all over the United States. Our donations have help build over 350 homes for those in need.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - FAYETTE COUNTY

To celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary, 84 Lumber teamed with local contractors and PGA Tour players and their wives to build this Habitat home in 50 hours.

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ST. JUDE DREAM HOMES

In recent years, we have partnered with builders throughout the country to support the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway initiative. The campaign provides an opportunity to purchase tickets to win a new house in certain cities across the U.S., with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 84 has made more than $700,000 in material and monetary donations for the construction of these homes. Click here to see if a giveaway is happening near you.

 

VETERANS

Since 2016, 84 has held an Operation Appreciation campaign each May in honor of Military Appreciation Month. We’ve previously held a nationwide contest for current and former military members to vie for an $8,400 credit to their local 84 Lumber. Click here to learn about our 2018 contest winners. We’re excited to announce that we’re updating our campaign for 2019. Check back soon for details!

 

OFFICER JAMES KUZAK

Clairton police officer James Kuzak, wounded in the line of duty, receives wheelchair accessible truck.

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JUSTIN JENNINGS FOUNDATION

Justin Jennings died of brain cancer at the age of 19. To honor his commitment to helping others, his family started the Justin Jennings Foundation. 84 Lumber played a critical role with the foundation and the Contractors for a Cause group of Sussex County Delaware in building a multi-level handicapped accessible beach house in historic Bethany Beach, DE. This house, offered through the foundation, is made available at no cost to families who have a member suffering from cancer.

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HURRICANE KATRINA REBUILDING EFFORTS

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - HARRISON COUNTY, MS

On December 9, 2006, 84 Lumber and the Harrison County Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity held the dedication of 13 homes on South Carolina Ave. in Gulfport, Mississippi. All materials for the homes, as well as seven others built in Gulfport and Biloxi, were donated by 84 Lumber following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

 

MUSICIANS’ VILLAGE

As part of its 2006 initiative to help the Gulf Coast recover from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 84 Lumber funded the construction of 10 homes in New Orleans’ Musicians’ Village in conjunction with the Southern Governors’ Association (SGA). Musicians’ Village, located in the devastated 9th Ward, is spearheaded by New Orleans’ musicians, Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis.

 

NEW ORLEANS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

In order to assist its efforts to rebuild affordable housing for Gulf Coast residents after Hurricane Katrina, 84 Lumber donated 20 lumber packages to the New Orleans Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. The homes have been constructed throughout the Greater New Orleans area.