Earlier this year, PGT Innovations designed its own company-branded RED (Remember Everyone Deployed) t-shirt and made the shirts available for employees to purchase and wear on Fridays for RED Shirt Friday, a movement that was created to show respect, remembrance, and support for deployed troops.
“A number of our folks are veterans, and we noticed that many of them had started participating in the RED Shirt Friday movement individually by wearing their own red shirts,” said Jeff Jackson, PGT Innovations president and CEO. “We felt the best way to support the RED cause and our team of veterans was to give back to organizations that are there to assist our soldiers when they return from being deployed. Our PGTI team members embrace the principle that we are stronger together, and we wear our branded RED shirt to show that we are united in our recognition, support, and appreciation of these brave men and women.”
Over the past several months, PGT Innovations team members across the company’s multiple manufacturing plants and office locations purchased 958 shirts, raising a total of $4,790.
PGT Innovations then matched the amount and donated $8,100 to Operation Warrior Resolution and $1,480 to Wounded Warrior.
The company’s RED t-shirts will continue to be available for their team members to purchase throughout the remainder of 2021, and the company plans to donate the additional funds raised in early 2022.
Operation Warrior Resolution is a veteran-run nonprofit in Sarasota and serves as a leader in innovative, holistic mental health care for veterans and families.
Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization that helps veterans and active duty service members with office locations and partners across the country.
To continue showing support during National Veterans and Military Family Month, PGT Innovations also recently gave out “Thank You For Your Service” gift bags to its internal team of veterans.
The gift bag included an American flag, flag pin, and a PGTI-branded veterans hat.
PGT Innovations currently employs more than 100 veterans across its family of brands.