November 22, 2010

Residential Solutions Donates Schlage Locks to Habitat for Humanity Project in Colorado

As part of an ongoing effort to support charitable organizations that promote family well-being, Residential Solutions has joined with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, the Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust and Home Depot to provide exterior and interior door locks and a backyard padlock for 24 homes in the Woodman Vistas neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Colo. The construction project is also part of Habitat for Humanity’s initiative with the Home Depot Foundation’s Partners in Sustainable Building.

Each of the 24 homes will be outfitted with a Schlage® exterior handleset and interior locks in Schlage’s most popular finishes. The donated locks will be used in 19 Habitat homes and five homes being built by the Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust.

“In September, several Residential Solutions employees volunteered to join Home Depot in helping with the construction,” says Sarah Pepin, vice president of sales for Schlage/Residential Solutions. “We actually were able to meet two families who will be moving into the development. It was so moving and motivational that we decided right there to donate the door locks and padlocks. Our corporate commitment to creating safe and secure environments is a perfect fit with the goals of this project, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Habitat and to supplying added value to future projects.”

This donation reinforces our commitment to working with charitable organizations that promote family well-being. In May, Residential Solutions donated 2,000 deadbolt locks to the Project Safe program, run by Safe Horizon in New York, the leading U.S. organization that assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. In July, Residential Solutions worked with HelpingaHero.com, which builds homes for disabled veterans, to install a Schlage LiNK™ remote entry/home-management system in the home built for Sgt. Eddie Wright, who lost both of his forearms in combat during the war in Iraq. In addition, Residential Solutions recently contributed 10 Schlage Programmable Electronic Deadbolts and related software to the Lakeshore Foundation’s Operation Lakeshore project in Homewood, Ala. Injured servicemen and their families are invited to stay at the cottage-style homes while they seek to regain active lives through participation in short-term programs and weekend sports camps.

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