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Wednesday, May 15, 2013


May 15, 2013

Delta Gypsum Hosts Free Cookout Fundraiser for 22-Year NonProfit Partner

All Proceeds to Benefit Passage Home in its $120K Stewards Fund Challenge

Delta Gypsum has announced that they will host a free parking lot “Cookout with a Cause” party on Friday, May 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at their headquarters in Wake Forest. The cause: to help 22-year local nonprofit partner, Passage Home, meet its $120K Stewards Fund Challenge. Because the cookout falls during the Challenge’s matching period, every gift donated will be doubled.

 “I believe it’s a corporation’s responsibility to give back to the communities in which they provide goods and services, no matter how big or small the business,” said David Ritchie, vice president of Delta Gypsum. “We want our supporters to take pride in knowing that we support local causes and keep their money in this community.” 

The Stewards Fund Challenge is an all-or-nothing grant that will match any gifts made by new or lapsed donors to Passage Home from March 15 to June 15, 2013. John Kindt, President of Delta Gypsum, believes it’s a cause well-worth supporting. 

“Passage Home provides the life skills needed to break the cycle of poverty and we all benefit when we give people the tools they need to succeed,” he said. 

Delta Gypsum has been a steady and consistent Passage Home corporate supporter since 1991 when they contributed their dry wall product to help us build our first housing project,” said Jeanne Tedrow, co-founder and executive director of Passage Home. 

 “Our common goals led me to support them 22 years ago and my respect for Jeanne’s relentless passion has made it easy to continue our support,” stated Phil Ritchie, Delta Gypsum founder and Passage Home board member. 

Delta Gypsum is the last family-owned drywall supplier in the area, with locations in Burlington, Raleigh, Durham and Wake Forest. The company supplies drywall, steel studs, insulation and acoustical ceilings throughout North Carolina. Several board and advisory board members are hosting intimate “Parties with a Purpose” to help Passage Home reach its $120k goal. For more information on Passage Home, visit, like Passage Home on Facebook and follow @PassageHome on Twitter.

About Delta Gypsum:  Delta Gypsum, LLC. was founded in 1989, in Graham, North Carolina as a distributor of wallboard and related building products. The company is headquartered in Wake Forest, N.C. with additional locations in Burlington, Raleigh / Durham and Jonesborough, TN. Delta Gypsum was founded by Phil Ritchie, who is continuing his mid-Atlantic premium-distributorship legacy through son-in-law and Delta Gypsum President, John Kindt as well as son and Delta Gypsum Vice President, David Ritchie. The new leadership team will continue to usher in the next generation of business as it expands and serves its loyal customers and friends.
About Passage Home: Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Passage Home is a 501(c)(3) community development corporation that fights poverty and homelessness in the Triangle by providing a hand up, not a hand out. Through its network of corporations, congregations, and community organizations, Passage Home focuses on four core programs to help break the cycle of poverty: housing and support services, neighborhood revitalization, economic development and youth development. The company is comprised of 22 full-time employees, four part-time employees and more than 500 volunteers. For more information on Passage Home, visit, like Passage Home on Facebook and follow @PassageHome on Twitter.

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Caitlin Clinard
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Passage Home / Delta Gypsum: Party with a Purpose

Passage Home / Delta Gypsum: Party with a Purpose

Wake Forest, NC

Delta Gypsum / Passage Home: Party with a Purpose

Event Details

Please join Passage Home and Delta Gypsum on Friday, May 17, for a special luncheon to raise awareness of Passage Home's mission to provide a "hand up, not a hand out" to those in need. Family, friends, customers, vendors and other community businesses are welcome!

For nearly 20 years, Delta Gypsum has supported Passage Home, an incredible organization whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty and reduce homelessness in Raleigh's most economically challenged
neighborhoods. Passage Home takes a comprehensive approach to create jobs, provide on-the-job training, build affordable housing, and assist families and neighborhoods become more economically stable and viable.
This is a free event with lunch provided, as well as a special program to begin around 12:30 p.m.
If your schedule doesn't allow, perhaps you can consider making a small donation to Passage Home.

Please RSVP to this event and share it with your personal / professional network. We hope to see you there and thank you for your help in making our community stronger!