2021 Masco Cares Volunteer Award Winners
To recognize employees across our Company who go above and beyond to serve their communities, Masco created the Masco Cares Volunteer Award. Each quarter, employees nominate colleagues with superior records of volunteer service. Then, a gift of $5,000 is made to a nonprofit in recognition of the winning employee’s work with that organization. Learn about the amazing work of our 2021 winners below, and keep an eye out on LinkedIn as our 2022 winners are announced each quarter!
First Quarter Winner: Don Bushey, Behr Paint Company
Don received the Masco Cares Volunteer Award for his work at the Ligonier Therapeutic Center, where he volunteers two evenings each week to assist special needs children and adults during equine-assisted therapy. Don is in charge of managing the horses during the therapy sessions, making sure the horses are in control and following commands. Don also works a weekend morning tending to the nonprofit’s eleven horses and doing chores around the farm, like painting, fixing fences and barn maintenance.
Second Quarter Winner: Shane Langdon, Behr Paint Company
Shane volunteers with The Ryan Bartel Foundation, a teen suicide prevention nonprofit. Shane has helped the Foundation for several years, particularly through fundraising, including organizing a golf event called “Fairways for Hope”, the proceeds from which benefit the Foundation.
Third Quarter Winner: John Ducharme, Behr Paint Company
In John’s name, Masco donated to an Ontario nonprofit whose mission is to enhance and sustain the health and wellness of Transgender, Genderqueer, Two-Spirit, Non-Binary, Queer and Questioning communities and their families. John volunteers his time with the organization to ensure these youth have safe spaces to combat the transgender community’s high rates of suicide, abuse, and discrimination.
Fourth Quarter Winner: Daniel Del Rivero, Behr Paint Company
A veteran himself, Daniel Del Rivero volunteers with the American Legion Post #939. In addition to helping raise funds for critical programs serving vulnerable veterans and their families, Daniel volunteers each week working on everything from toy collections for children of military personnel to card drives and winter kit distributions to care for veterans emotionally and physically.