NEWPRO Honors Local Frontline Healthcare Workers, First Responders, and Educators
NEWPRO Home Improvement Solutions Honors Local Frontline Healthcare Workers, First Responders, and Educators with Gift of Bath and Shower Makeovers
Giving-back initiative part of ongoing NEWPROcares Community Heroes program rewarding local heroes for their role in the fight against Covid-19
BOSTON, MA (JUNE 15, 2021) – NEWPRO Home Improvement Solutions (NEWPRO), a third–generation, family-owned and operated home improvement solutions provider, today announced that four new households have been selected as part of its NEWPROcares Community Heroes initiative, a program dedicated to showing appreciation to individuals who have served their community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Recognized throughout the region as an organization devoted to philanthropy and community engagement, NEWPRO launched NEWPROcares in 2017 as the official charitable division of the company with the mission of making a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families throughout
New England. Since its inception only four years ago, NEWPROcares’ total charitable contributions have exceeded $500,000.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, NEWPRO launched the NEWPROcares Community Heroes bath and shower giveaway initiative in April 2020. The program rewards frontline healthcare workers, first responders, and educators with the gift of a KOHLER Luxstone bath or shower makeover (or a comparable home makeover of their choice) to provide well-deserved comfort in return for the care they delivered in the fight against the economic and health crisis. Since the launch of its Community Heroes initiative, NEWPRO has donated more than $150,000 in bath and shower makeovers to eight households (and one front entry door system to an additional nominee) from across the region, including the four households announced today.
Following hundreds of emotional and inspirational nominations received this spring from friends and family of frontline healthcare workers, first responders, and educators from all over New England, NEWPRO narrowed down the recent pool of nominations to four finalist households—they include:
- Allison and Frank Curtis – registered nurses at Massachusetts General Hospital from Reading, Massachusetts
- Amanda and Justin Crowell – a registered nurse (ICU) at Newton Wellesley Hospital and a registered nurse/EMT at Boston Medical Center from Weymouth, Massachusetts
- Megan and Keith Bourget – a teacher at TatnuckMagnet Elementary School and anER nurse at UMass Memorial Hospital from Worcester, Massachusetts
- Candice & Kenny Hartford – Candice is a NICU Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital from Cohasset, Massachusetts
“Choosing only four new households to honor out of the hundreds of nomination letters and videos we received was an extremely challenging task. We learned of so many acts of kindness and heroism by ordinary people who demonstrated sacrifice and extraordinary action through this pandemic,” says Marci Katz, Chief Marketing Officer at NEWPRO. “The Community Heroes bath and shower giveaway program is a way for NEWPRO to show our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the women and men who put their lives on the line in support of others every day throughout this crisis. It’s a small gesture in comparison but it is one that we hope brings some comfort back into the lives of these incredible people who have remained steadfast through the difficulties of the past year.”
The four new Community Heroes bath and shower renovation projects are slated to begin in August. NEWPRO plans to continue the Community Heroes program beyond the pandemic as part of its ongoing NEWPROcares mission of making a difference in the lives of homeowners throughout New England. To learn more about NEWPROcares and its growing commitment to individuals and families across greater New England, please visit www.newpro.com/community/.
About NEWPRO Home Improvement Solutions
NEWPRO Home Improvement Solutions is a third-generation, same family-owned and operated local business, and has been providing home improvement solutions to New England homeowners for more than 75 years. NEWPRO’s giving back initiative, NEWPROcares, was founded to demonstrate gratitude and appreciation for the support of the communities served. NEWPRO offers industry-leading home improvement products and is recognized on a national level for superior customer care and service. NEWPRO offers energy-efficient replacement windows, insulated siding and roofing systems, doors, and bathtub and shower replacement systems, as well as KOHLER walk-in baths and showers.