PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Sonora, Mexico, orphanage

16/08/2016
As part of its global community engagement efforts, PPG helped to beautify Bethel, an orphanage that cares for around 30 children in San Luis Río Colorado. PPG Comex employees joined additional volunteers to help revitalize spaces used by Bethel residents, and PPG provided US$20,000 including paints and supplies to fund the project.
 

SAN LUIS RÍO COLORADO, Sonora, Aug. 16, 2016 – As part of its global community engagement efforts, PPG (NYSE: PPG) completed a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project that helped to beautify Bethel, an orphanage that cares for around 30 children in San Luis Río Colorado. PPG Comex employees joined additional volunteers to help revitalize spaces used by Bethel residents, and PPG provided US$20,000 including paints and supplies to fund the project.

The Colorful Communities initiative provides volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where PPG operates around the world. The program increases the company’s commitment to invest in communities by adding $10 million to support efforts made during a 10-year period.

At the Bethel orphanage, more than 45 PPG Comex volunteers and representatives from a charitable group made repairs and painted. Mexican muralist Jose Manuel Gómez González worked to create a unique mural using brightly colored COMEX® paint products, inviting the children to help create a beautiful space. After completing the hard work, volunteers held a party for the children.

“Adding color to a building really changes the life of the people who live there, and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to help,” said Lidya Fresnedo, PPG Comex representative for the Colorful Communities program. “We’re excited that the Colorful Communities program is bringing smiles to our employees and our neighbors in Mexico. The main goal is to beautify the neighborhoods we call ‘home’ by investing in them, especially where the need is great. Additionally, the projects encourage volunteerism, which builds our employees’ morale and empowers them to create positive change in their communities.”


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. 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 and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, 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. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

 
We protect and beautify the world and Colorful Communities are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Comex is a registered trademark of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V.

 
 
Media Contacts:
Lidya Fresnedo
PPG Comex
lfresnedo@ppg.com
www.comex.com.mx

Mark Silvey
PPG
+1 412-434-3046
silvey@ppg.com
www.ppgcommunities.com

Jonathan Coronado
Guerra Castellanos y Asociados
(55) 5246 0100 x230
jcoronado@gcya.net

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