Nora Lighting, Commerce, Calif., provided the lighting fixtures for a new home built for a recent episode of ABC's Extreme Makeover series. Working through distributor Springfield Electric, Champaign, Ill., Nora provided lighting for a house built for the family of Nathan Montgomery in Philo, Ill.
Montgomery was chosen for his philanthropic work. He gave up an engineering career to launch Salt and Light, an organization that feeds an average of 250 families each week, funded through individual and corporate donations. Salt and Light has seen the number of needy families rise dramatically during the current economic recession.
“Nora was very pleased to be able to contribute to this very worthy effort,” said Jilla Farzan, executive vice president at Nora Lighting. “In just one week, the Makeover crew demolished the Montgomerys' dilapidated old house and rebuilt it from the ground up. Nora was glad to contribute in-cabinet down lights and pendant fixtures for this exciting project.”
The Nora lighting donation was coordinated by Susan Mason, lighting and design sales manager at Springfield Electric. Nora's commercial rep Ray Shaw of Raymond Shaw Inc., Springfield, Ill., was instrumental in overseeing the project and finalizing the arrangements. The program aired on Sunday, October 25.