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2015

OLYMPIC Paints by PPG honors local charity for deployed military and veterans

Operation Troop Appreciation receives $25,000 gift to help fulfill ‘wish-list needs’


PITTSBURGH, Dec. 15, 2015 – OLYMPIC® Paints, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, presented Operation Troop Appreciation with a $25,000 gift this holiday season. Operation Troop Appreciation is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization that provides services and supplies to military service members and veterans.

Olympic Paints raised the donation dollars through the sale of Olympic ONE® interior paint. In November, the paint brand launched a Veteran’s Day campaign in which $1 for every gallon sold would be donated to a veteran’s charity. 

“This gift will make a tremendous difference to our troops overseas and veterans who have returned home,” said Monica A. Orluk, president and chief operating officer, Operation Troop Appreciation. “We are grateful to have the support of Olympic Paints, which through this donation has helped us to provide much needed supplies and holiday gifts for military service members and veteran communities.”

A volunteer-based organization, Operation Troop Appreciation works to provide active and veteran members of the Armed Forces with items that contribute to their morale and well-being. The group organizes dozens of projects each year to send wish-list items to military units, such as clothing, sports equipment, music equipment, entertainment devices, tools, exercise gear and more. For every dollar donated to Operation Troop Appreciation, 98.5 cents go directly to deployed military or veterans.

Olympic Paints is thrilled to support Operation Troop Appreciation and the organization’s honorable mission of supporting our troops and veterans,” said Lia Gancas, senior brand manager, Olympic Paints and Stains. “This nonprofit is located right in our backyard and has supported hundreds of thousands of military service men and women in just 10 years of operation. It is a very deserving group to show our thanks and support.”

To learn more about Operation Troop Appreciation, its mission and how you can help, visit http://operationtroopappreciation.org.

Olympic Paints and Stains is a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company. Olympic Paints and Stains can be found at LOWE’S® locations across North America. To learn more about the Olympic Paints and Stains brand, visit www.olympic.com

About Operation Troop Appreciation
Operation Troop Appreciation (OTA) is a Pittsburgh-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is “To build and sustain the morale and well being of the military community, past and present, with the assurance that the American public supports and appreciates their selfless service and daily sacrifices.” OTA is a 100 percent volunteer charity that has granted wishes to more than 150,000 deployed troop members since July 2004 and to more than 700 local veterans in need since launching their “Welcome Home” program in 2014.

About PPG Architectural Coatings
PPG Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada, is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It is a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company, and manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.

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