Masco Garden Helps Vets Get Outside

Piquette Square, a veteran’s home run by Detroit nonprofit Southwest Solutions, has been one of Masco’s nonprofit partners since before its first residents moved in in 2010. Consisting of 150 units in New Center, Piquette Square offers also mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, on-site job training, computer labs, educational programs and other support services to help its residents transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

Masco has donated over $100,000 over the past five years to Piquette Square, including for maintenance of the Masco Veterans Park on their campus.

Linda Irvine, Annual Giving Manager of Southwest Solutions, says, “The Masco Park continues to be a wonderful place for our veterans to enjoy time with family and friends, grow their own vegetables to supplement a healthy diet, play games and exercise, and just enjoy the peaceful park atmosphere to ease their minds. It’s especially appreciated in these times where it’s safer and easier to socially distance outside.”