National Make a Difference Day – Renewal by Andersen Partners With House of Refuge



October 9, 2014

Contact: Katie Snyder

Phone: 480-286-2411


Local Business Gives Back for National Make A Difference Day

Renewal by Andersen Improves Homes for Homeless Families

(MESA)- Every nine seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten, and studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually. To commemorate the National Make A Difference Day on October 22, Renewal by Andersen (RBA) is giving back to the community by embarking on a heartfelt home improvement project to renovate a resident’s homes and the Donation Center at the House of Refuge East (HRE). The HRE is a transitional housing program for homeless families and victims of domestic violence.

In addition, HRE will also be accepting donations of clothes, food, furniture and more at the Donation Center.

This project was made possible by the Windows for Change program founded by RbA. This Program is set up with the goal of renovating all 80 homes at HRE. The total amount of cash, in-kind labor and product donations this year is $41,882.00.

For more information about House of Refuge East, visit

WHO: Renewal by Andersen, Windows for Change

WHAT: Renewal by Andersen employees will be at HRE installing new energy-efficient and noise reducing windows, along with new exterior doors at two homes (a Resident home and the HRE Donation Center).

WHEN: Wednesday, October 22rd, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: House of Refuge East
6935 E. Williams Field Rd.
Mesa, Arizona 85212

WHY: Renewal by Andersen is doing their part to support the families who have been
victims of domestic violence in recognition of the National Make A Difference Day and in
conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in four women
have been victimized at some point in their lifetime, and according to the 2009
Women’s Health Data Book Report, more than 2.5 million American women
experience domestic abuse each year, along with up to 10 million children.

About Renewal by Andersen:
Renewal by Anderson is the start-to-finish window subsidiary of Anderson Corporation. Drawing on the Anderson tradition of over 100 years of quality, innovation and craftsmanship, Renewal by Anderson professionally installs energy-efficient windows and patio doors with the objective of creating a better window replacement experience for homeowners.


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