James Hardie to Assist in Rebuild Of First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs

Company encourages additional donations to support Texas community after last year’s tragic event

CHICAGO (October 29, 2018) – James Hardie Building Products, the world leader in fiber cement siding, is working with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and other partners to restore the First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs following the horrific mass shooting in November 2017. 

James Hardie is donating siding and trim to the Sutherland Springs rebuild, which includes a new worship center and education building. Rebuild efforts led by the NAMB – which is part of the Southern Baptist Convention and is based in the Atlanta area – began in May 2018 and will continue through spring 2019. 

“We can’t imagine what this community has been through and are honored to be able to help in whatever way we can to rebuild the First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs,” said Brian Ward, area sales manager at James Hardie Building Products. “We want to encourage as many people as possible to get involved, whether it’s contributing a monetary donation or providing materials. No amount of help or support goes unnoticed.”

The newly built worship center will include seating for 250 people, and there are plans for a memorial to honor the 26 people who tragically lost their lives almost a year ago.

“Generous donations from partners like James Hardie are integral to completing the restoration of the First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs,” said Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board. “We’re grateful that so many are stepping up to support this community during its time of need.”

To donate to the project and to learn more about the Sutherland Springs rebuild efforts, please visit www.restoresutherlandsprings.com

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About James Hardie Building Products Inc.
James Hardie is the global leader in fiber cement technology and has been furthering founder James Hardie’s innovative, entrepreneurial legacy around the world for more than 125 years. It invented fiber cement siding products in the early 1980s as a durable, lower-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. Its products combine innovation and versatility to offer a variety of design possibilities, matched with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. Currently installed on more than 8 million homes in North America, James Hardie has earned a favorable reputation within the industry and has been specified in some of the country’s most prestigious projects. For more information about James Hardie visit www.jameshardie.com