MINNEAPOLIS - Honeywell donated VisionPRO touch screen programmable thermostats to 22 Rebuilding Together projects across the country. Rebuilding Together revitalizes homes for low-income homeowners, with the culmination of rehabilitation projects taking place during National Rebuilding Day on April 30.

Honeywell is a leading national sponsor of Rebuilding Together through its community outreach initiative, Honeywell Hometown Solutions. This spring the company organized approximately 500 employee volunteers to participate in home rehabilitation projects across the United States.

"With Rebuilding Together, we are focusing our resources on improving the communities where our employees live, work, and raise their families," said Dan O'Donnell, Honeywell's director of product management for residential thermostats. "We're proud to partner with contractors to install VisionPRO at Honeywell-sponsored projects to help provide long-term energy-saving benefits to homeowners in need."

In addition to teaming up with local contractors to install VisionPRO, the scope of home-improvement projects includes installing new roofs, landscaping, exterior painting, plumbing, and electrical wiring.

"Through Honeywell's dedication to the Rebuilding Together mission, we're able to provide low-income homeowners with the resources to live in their homes with warmth, independence, and dignity," said Patricia Johnson, president and chief executive officer at Rebuilding Together.

Rebuilding Together has more than 250 local affiliates around the country whose mission is to preserve and revitalize homes owned by elderly, disabled, and low-income families with children who cannot afford to repair their houses.

Publication date: 05/16/2005