Therma Tru and Simonton Donate Products for Foster Homes

June 6, 2011

The children residing in two different 4 Kids Charity of South Florida facilities in Fort Lauderdale will soon have a more welcoming and safer way to enter their foster homes. As part of a volunteer renovation effort scheduled for June 11, the homes will receive a variety of new doors donated by Therma-Tru. One of the home is also slated to receive a dozen windows from Simonton Windows.

4 Kids of South Florida works with the foster care system in Broward, Palm Beach and Dade counties to help children of all ages with support, encouragement and direction. One home being upgraded provides long-term residential support to young people who have "aged out" of foster care. The other offers a foster care living environment for children under the age of three.  

Coordinated by local distributor Town & Country, contractors will donate their time and talents to install new roofs, windows and entry doors on two homes. “This renovation event on June 11th will use products and services contributed by our valued customers and partner companies to benefit needy children in the Fort Lauderdale area,” says Bill Owens, building products manager for Town & Country, which is owned by ABC Supply. “The top-quality products donated for this project will help make these safer, more enjoyable homes for the children and families that reside there.”

The four fiberglass Smooth-Star door systems being donated by Therma-Tru are impact-rated and will help protect the homes from severe weather and burglary attempts. Currently the two foster homes, which are greatly in need of refurbishing, have non-impact steel doors with pine jambs that have rotted over time.  “The top-quality fiberglass entry doors from Therma-Tru that we’re installing on these homes have the look of fine-painted wood married with the strength of steel to withstand severe weather conditions,” Owens reports. “What’s great about these fiberglass doors is that they’re built to last. They’re made of rugged compression-molded fiberglass with deep detailed panels. While they’re stylish, these doors are so durable that they resist the dents and dings from active children and day-to-day traffic. Best of all, despite the high humidity conditions we experience in the Fort Lauderdale area, these doors will never rust or corrode.”

Simonton StormBreaker Plus windows will also make one of the homes "a safer, more energy-efficient living environment,” Owens notes. “These windows resist severe weather conditions without the need for shuttering or boarding up, so the occupants don’t need to worry about last-minute preparations for storms. Even though building codes do not require impact-resistant windows for where this home is located, we’re thrilled to provide them."