Posted August 10, 2023

Sphere 1 event raises half-million+ for 'Heroes' charity 

The Sphere 1 family of members-distributors and preferred suppliers came together on raised over $270,000 at its Annual Awards Dinner in Indianapolis, Indiana, to support injured veterans and first responders.

Sphere 1 raises over half million dollars for Building Homes for HeroesThe May 3 event kicked off with an inspiring speech by former U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant and Building Homes for Heroes’ beneficiary, SGT Aaron Hale. Sergeant Hale shared how a blast from an IED bomb he was working to defuse exploded in front of him, almost taking his life and causing him to become blind and deaf. His story inspired and moved all in attendance to give in support of Building Homes for Heroes.

Together, the Sphere 1 family donated $25,000, which prompted an outpouring of support from hundreds of attendees.

These companies donated over $10,000 each:

  • Simpson Strong Tie
  • Milwaukee
  • DeWALT
  • Metabo HPT
  • PrimeSource
  • Freud
  • SouthernCarlson

In addition, these companies donated over $5,000:

  • ASI – Auxillary Service Inc.
  • Dayton Superior
  • DHC Supplies
  • Hahn Systems
  • Little Hardware
  • Nu Way
  • On Time Supply
  • Quality Supply & Tool
  • Radians
  • R.S. Dale Co.
  • Shore Fasteners & Supplies
  • Spotnails
  • W.R. Meadows

“Building Homes for Heroes has been an organization Sphere 1 has supported for over nine years,” said Sphere 1 Board Chairman Ron Foltz. “The Board of Directors wanted to continue the success from last year’s event, and our Sphere 1 family absolutely blew us away by their generosity. This shows that Sphere 1 is much bigger than buying and selling products. We are truly a family that makes a difference.”

Andy Pujol, the Founder and CEO of Building Homes for Heroes said, “We are proud to partner with Sphere 1 and their amazing Members and Suppliers to help our injured veterans and their families with the gift of a mortgage-free home. Together, we’re supporting our heroes by helping them reach their dreams in education, financial freedom, athletics, and entrepreneurial spirit. Truly, we’re building better and brighter lives and making dreams come true.”