Actor Josh Duhamel Partners with Valspar Paint and ‘Lends a Hand’ to Habitat for Humanity to Launch Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat
Celebrity supporters from film, television, music, and design create colorful handprints, made with Valspar Paint, for auction benefitting Habitat For Humanity’s Disaster Response program
NEW YORK (Aug. 19, 2013) — Actor Josh Duhamel today joined Valspar Paint®and Habitat for Humanity to launch Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat. The program auctions off the colorful handprints of celebrities and notable personalities created with Valspar Paint. The auction benefits Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response program, which provides immediate and long-term response and solutions to devastating natural disasters, such as Hurricane Sandy and the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas, that damaged and destroyed thousands of homes.
“I am proud to partner with Valspar Paint and Habitat for Humanity for this important program which benefits a cause that is very near and dear to my heart. The rebuilding process is ongoing; I’ve seen it firsthand in my hometown of Minot, N.D., with the destructive floods in 2011,” said actor Josh Duhamel. “Through this program, everyone can support Habitat families as they repair and rebuild their communities, and gain access to safe and secure places to live. Please, bid now.”
Valspar Paint, known for offering the Valspar Love Your Color Guarantee™, has received autographed handprints from a range of celebrities showing their guaranteed love and support of Habitat for Humanity. In addition to Josh Duhamel, other celebrities’ handprints that have been donated include: Patrick J. Adams, Kate Bosworth, Mischa Barton, Brooke Burke, Rosanne Cash, Eric Close, Marcia Cross, Fergie Duhamel, Jenna Elfman, Ethan Hawke, Genevieve Gorder, Heather Graham, Jonathan Groff, Warren Haynes, Ashley Hebert, Stacy Keibler, Minka Kelly, Jenny McCarthy, Jillian Michaels, Lea Michele, Bette Midler, Miles Redd, JP Rosenbaum, Kelly Rutherford, Susan Sarandon, Liev Schreiber, Taylor Spreitler, Naomi Watts, and more.
Valspar is committed to helping everyone connect to the power in color, and to symbolize celebrities’ love and support of Habitat for Humanity’s mission, each set of colorful handprints feature a heart that was created using a range of vibrant Valspar Paint colors. In addition to proceeds from the auction benefitting Habitat’s Disaster Response program, for every set of celebrity handprints created for Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat, Valspar is donating $1,000 to the cause, with a minimum donation of $25,000.
“Valspar has a long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity, and we are committed to supporting their mission of providing safe and affordable housing. At Valspar, we believe color can transform, and that is why we guarantee paint for every new Habitat home built in the United States, and why we also offer the Valspar Love Your Color Guarantee which ensures that our consumers find their right color,” said Paula Shikany, director of marketing for Valspar.
After a disaster strikes, Habitat helps families rebuild their lives with both immediate and long-term assistance. Valspar began supporting Habitat locally in the mid-1980s. Since launching its national partnership in 2002, the Valspar Foundation has committed more than $60 million in cash and paint to Habitat through 2014.
“We are grateful to Valspar for their continued support of Habitat’s mission and goals,” said Jonathan T.M. Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “The Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat auction provides support to our Disaster Response program and is another example of how the Valspar Foundation is committed to helping us create a world in which everyone has a decent place to live.”
The Valspar Hearts and Hands for Habitat auction is now live on the Valspar Paint Facebook Page, with handprints open for bidding through Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at noon EST. For additional information and auction details, please visit Facebook.com/ValsparPaint.
About The Valspar Corp.
The Valspar Corp. (NYSE: VAL) is a global leader in the paint and coatings industry. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality, and the best customer service in the coatings industry.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 3 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates for fair and just housing policies, and provides training and access to resources to help more families improve their shelter conditions. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions, and nationalities to partner in its mission. To get more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit habitat.org.
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