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Holly Arthur
Vice President, Communications
202.719.1979

Erik Rancatore
Director, Communications
847.972.9138
erancatore@cement.org

October 12, 2015

PCA, FLASH to Rebuild Home Destroyed by Superstorm Sandy

Press event to be held on Tuesday, October 27 in Queens, New York

SKOKIE, Ill. – Three years ago Superstorm Sandy caused mass destruction in the northeast. Today families are still recovering and looking to begin anew.

An effort to help one of those families will officially commence October 27, as the Portland Cement Association (PCA), the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) and the Insurance Information Institute host a groundbreaking for the rebuilding the Hellriegel family home, which was destroyed in the 2012 storm.

Building our homes with non-combustible materials such as concrete, masonry or steel, minimizes the damage of fire and allows us a better chance to return after a disaster occurs. PCA has urged both states and local decision makers to make the appropriate enhancements to better assure fire resistance and safety of homes and buildings.

To RSVP for the event, please contact Zoe Lapointe at 407-774-1976 or Erik Rancatore at 847-972-9138.

WHEN:       Tuesday, October 27 at 4 p.m.

WHERE:       The Hellriegel Home, 114 Oceanside Avenue, Queens, NY 11697

WHO:         Illya Azaroff - AIA, Director of Design, +Lab Architect PLLC (Architect of Record)

                     Leslie Chapman-Henderson - President & CEO Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) (Presenting Partner)

                     Jeanne Salvatore, SVP, Chief Communications Office, Insurance Information Institute

                 Donn C. Thompson - AIA, CGP, LEED AP BD+C - Director, Market Development, Portland Cement Association (Project Leader and Presenting Partner)

About PCA
PCA has been a widely-recognized authority on the technology, economics, and applications of cement and concrete for nearly 100 years.   Representing America's cement manufacturers, PCA is a vocal advocate for sustainability, economic growth, sound infrastructure investment, and overall innovation and excellence in construction.  More information on PCA is available atwww.cement.org.

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