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Behr Pro Paint and Home Depot Volunteer
Behr Pro and Home Depot Volunteer
On January 16, 2013 the 9/11 Tribute Center was the beneficiary of skilled professional expertise courtesy of Behr Paint and Home Depot when sixteen corporate volunteers spent a day painting and refurbishing portions of the Center’s galleries.
The volunteers, after a tour of the galleries by President Lee Ielpi which introduced them to the work of the Center, were happy to take on some of the more challenging tasks in keeping the entire Center well-maintained.
"It was a humbling day here. Lee did an outstanding job. I was amazed to see how we went through the tour and he then talked about his son. One of the strongest things I've witnessed in my life. The volunteers have the heart to come here everyday. Pretty deep. It was fantastic. Coming here was pretty cool, but I didn't know what I was in for. A unique experience." - William Farrell, Operations Manager, Behr Paint Corporation.
"I haven’t forgotten the devastation, I was desensitized from it though. It was heartbreaking. Watching Lee was great and I feel we really need to educate students here, especially in New York. I can’t believe there isn’t a curriculum in NYC where it happened." - Spyros Zorbas, Sales Representative, Behr Paint Corporation.
"Personally, it connected… it made it real. From California, I just read about it, saw photos and pictures afterwards. Now I am here, with Lee. He was in the 'band of dads,' looking for his son. That was real, not a mass story." - Hilda Lopez, Sales Representative, Behr Paint Corporation
Thanks to Home Depot for the generous donation of Behr brand interior paints, which are GREENGUARD certified, thus contributing to the creation of healthy interiors, and to the employees of Behr Paint for their expertise in their use. The Center looks fabulous!