Through our Building Hope program, 84 Lumber has actively supported local, regional, and national charitable organizations ranging from volunteer fire departments, to chapters of the Red Cross and United Way, to the national efforts of Habitat for Humanity. Our long-standing commitment for the community can be seen and felt surrounding each of our 250 store locations and that passion comes from the ground up. It starts with our employees and is embraced by the leaders of 84 Lumber. We’re proud to announce that in 2020 alone, we donated more than 1.3 million to a variety of charitable causes and that corporate giving starts with you.
Help us continue to identify opportunities where we can give back by downloading the Building Hope Donation Request Form.
TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE WAYS WE’VE BUILT HOPE FOR SO MANY OVER THE YEARS THROUGH COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, HOUSING AND EDUCATION – THREE AREAS OF FOCUS FOR 84 LUMBER.
For over 20 years, 84 Lumber Founder Joe Hardy has hosted an annual golf tournament to benefit the Boy Scouts Council of Westmoreland and Fayette Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Over the years, this event has raised in excess of $1.5 million to help the Scouts fund programs and activities.
In addition, 84 Lumber has provided $500,000 in materials to individual Eagle Scout projects through the years.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
84 Lumber has donated over $2.9 million in materials to Habitat for Humanity for homes all over the United States. Our donations have helped build over 350 homes for those in need.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – FAYETTE COUNTY
To celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary, 84 Lumber teamed with local contractors and PGA Tour players and their wives to build this Habitat home in 50 hours.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – HARRISON COUNTY, MS
On December 9, 2006, 84 Lumber and the Harrison County Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity held the dedication of 13 homes on South Carolina Ave. in Gulfport, Mississippi. All materials for the homes, as well as seven others built in Gulfport and Biloxi, were donated by 84 Lumber following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
NEW ORLEANS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
In order to assist its efforts to rebuild affordable housing for Gulf Coast residents after Hurricane Katrina, 84 Lumber donated 20 lumber packages to the New Orleans Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. The homes have been constructed throughout the Greater New Orleans area.
As part of its 2006 initiative to help the Gulf Coast recover from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 84 Lumber funded the construction of 10 homes in New Orleans’ Musicians’ Village in conjunction with the Southern Governors’ Association (SGA). Musicians’ Village, located in the devastated 9th Ward, is spearheaded by New Orleans’ musicians, Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis.
ST. JUDE DREAM HOMES
In recent years, we have partnered with builders throughout the country to support the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway initiative. The campaign provides an opportunity to purchase tickets to win a new house in certain cities across the U.S., with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 84 has made more than $700,000 in material and monetary donations for the construction of these homes. Click here to see if a giveaway is happening near you.
Since 2016, 84 Lumber has held an Operation Appreciation campaign each May in honor of Military Appreciation Month. We’ve previously held nationwide giveaways for current and former military members to win $8,400 to their local 84 Lumber, a tiny house and more. In addition, 84 Lumber offers a 10 percent off military discount in all stores across the country year-round, and the company has purple painted parking spots in front of every building to honor the Wounded Warrior Family Support program.
84 LUMBER AND DREW BARRYMORE – SOUTH CAROLINA COUPLE AWARDED FOR GOOD DEED
When moving into a new house, many homeowners find small treasures left behind by the previous owners. When James and Clarrisa Munford moved into their new home, however, they came across a much more valuable treasure than usual: $25,000 worth of gold and silver coins. The Munfords could tell the coins were worth a lot of money, but they never even considered keeping them. They knew they belonged to the previous owners of their house, so they returned the coins right away. After hearing the Munford’s story, 84 Lumber decided to honor them for being an excellent example of integrity in their community. On Friday, December 11, the company appeared on the Drew Barrymore Show and surprised the couple with $25,000 – and this time, it was theirs to keep.
Watch the full surprise on the Drew Barrymore Show here.
$25,000 DONATION ON THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW TO HELP A FAMILY AFTER A FIRE
When the Salgado family’s Avondale, Arizona home caught fire in the early morning on New Year’s Day, their neighbor came to the rescue and saved their lives. Carolyn Palisch, who spent 40 years working as a geriatric nurse and now currently works in a wellness facility, was up early getting ready for work on January 1st. She smelled smoked, then noticed smoke coming from the roof of her neighbor’s house. Carolyn knew the Salgada family had four small children, so she jumped into action.
David and Nicole Salgado, along with their four children and three pets, wouldn’t have made it out in time if it wasn’t for Carolyn, who banged on the door and rang their doorbell until the family woke up and ran outside. The roof collapsed just minutes later. The whole scene was caught on the family’s Ring Doorbell.
After hearing the heroic story, 84 Lumber gave the family $25,000 to help them rebuild.
Watch the surprise on the Kelly Clarkson Show here.
OFFICER JAMES KUZAK
Clairton police officer James Kuzak, wounded in the line of duty, receives wheelchair accessible truck.
JUSTIN JENNINGS FOUNDATION
Justin Jennings died of brain cancer at the age of 19. To honor his commitment to helping others, his family started the Justin Jennings Foundation. 84 Lumber played a critical role with the foundation and the Contractors for a Cause group of Sussex County Delaware in building a multi-level handicapped accessible beach house in historic Bethany Beach, DE. This house, offered through the foundation, is made available at no cost to families who have a member suffering from cancer.
Whether it’s a donation to a women’s hospital for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, or year-end holiday giving, 84 Lumber makes a constant effort to give back to communities nationwide. In December 2020, the company donated to 24 different charities every day in December, starting on Giving Tuesday all the way through Christmas Eve, giving a total of $84,084. In previous years, 84 Lumber participated in Giving Tuesday as well as various toy and food drive campaigns during the holiday season.