Last night the kings and queens of home improvement got together for a lively event at Kings in Lynnfield’s Market Place. Stephanie Vanderbilt of Coastal Windows & Exteriors hosted an event that included “Flipping Boston” hosts Peter Souhleris and Dave Seymour and Northshore magazine’s Kelly Schetzsle who were all on deck to create a fun-filled atmosphere.
During the night, Vanderbilt offered partygoers signature sangria, delicious hors d’oeuvres while everyone viewed two new episodes of “Flipping Boston,” which featured Vanderbilt’s company—and all to raise funds for a great cause. As host of the of the event, Vanderbilt held a raffle and silent auction to benefit Boston Marathon bombing survivors JP and Paul Norden’s newly launched charity, “A Leg Forever.” The charity raises money for those in need of prosthetic limbs, which can run anywhere from $25,000 to $140,000 or more.
The party was a big hit with attendees, and Vanderbilt was thrilled to be involved in both the program and organizing the evening’s fundraiser. “It is an honor to help those affected by the bombing or other personal tragedy—every little bit helps in the recovery process,” notes Vanderbilt.
“JP and Paul both lost their right legs in the marathon bombings and wrote a book about their journey to recovery called Twice as Strong,” says Schetzsle. “These men are an inspiration to our community. It’s important to create awareness and give back to those who have been forever wounded by these unimaginable events.”
Aside from raising funds for this charity, Coastal Windows is very involved in the community and raises funds for several different organizations. Coastal Windows & Exteriors has donated more than $55,000 in products and services to Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for families in need in Lynn. The company also created the Revere Roof Rescue program that provided a new roof to a Revere family after a tornado touched down there this past summer. These are just a few ways this Northshore company is giving back to the community. mycoastalwindows.com