Milgard Teams Up with Dealer to Help Shelter

June 18, 2010

The Temecula, Calif.-based Milgard Windows & Doors plant recently teamed up with Today's Windows & Doors, an Orange County dealer, to help the Eli Home, an organization that provides shelter and support services for women and abused children. 

The Eli Home recently won a grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project as a “shovel-ready” project that would positively impact the communities it supports. One of the organization’s needs was to upgrade the old, poorly-performing windows in its shelters.

In doing the project, Today’s Windows & Doors found that the shelter’s stucco siding was coated in old lead-based paint, requiring the new protective procedures under the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting rule.  Having recently trained and certified its installers through a Milgard training program, the dealer was able to provide the Eli Home with donated energy-efficient windows from Milgard’s Temecula manufacturing plant, as well as perform the necessary steps to ensure the safety of the residents of the shelter.

“It’s wonderful that everything aligned like it did for this project: The lead paint training and donated windows from the great folks at Milgard, and our own timing in accumulating the necessary equipment and supplies to perform a lead-based paint installation," says Donna Cahoon, Today's co-owner. "It all results in a wonderful show of support for an organization that performs a much needed service in our community.”

“We’re very grateful for the help we’ve received from Today’s Windows & Doors as well as the support and new windows from Milgard,” says Tami Galloway, the Eli Home's director of development. “Our goal is to provide a safe place for women and their children to start building toward a positive future. These new windows and the extra effort given to ensure this healthy living environment are truly a blessing.”