Sherwin-Williams Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Guidestone

Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:00am EST

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Providing service to at-risk youth struggling with mental health and substance
abuse challenges
CLEVELAND,  Jan. 29, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

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After a national competition, The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) has
awarded its annual signature grant to Guidestone (transforming from Berea
Children's Home and Family Services). The  $50,000  grant will enable Guidestone
to expand their PREP program.

PREP is an integrated treatment approach that helps teenagers battling substance
abuse and mental health challenges "Step Towards Sobriety."

"The Sherwin-Williams Foundation grant will help us expand and serve over 3,500
annually by providing comprehensive treatment in 30 community based programs,"
said  Richard Frank, President and CEO of Guidestone. "The expansion of mental
health and substance abuse treatment will further Guidestone's ability to help
the children we serve be healthy, thoughtful, and contributing adults."  

"The Sherwin-Williams Foundation is very pleased to support the inspirational
work of Guidestone," said  Chris Connor, Chairman and CEO of The
Sherwin-Williams Company. "Their mission of reaching out to children shows how a
Public-Private partnership can offer a helping hand to teenagers in need. Over
our 147 year history, Sherwin-Williams has always reached out to the communities
where we do business. The driving force of the Sherwin-Williams Foundation is
our commitment to enhancing education and children's health and safety."

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About Guidestone  (transforming from Berea Children's Home and Family Services).
Guidestone is built on a solid foundation of experience and expertise - rooted
in faith and a legacy of serving children and families for almost 150 years.
Guidestone's approach is comprehensive, integrated and aimed at creating
long-term solutions. Through our passionate people and customizable programs, we
help children, families and communities become stronger.

For more information, visit

Alyssa Evanoff
Director of Communications
Guidestone Ohio
434 Eastland Road
Berea, OH  44017
Phone: 440-260-8392
Fax: 440-234-8319

About Sherwin-Williams      

Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the
manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of coatings and related
products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers.  

With 32,000 associates and  $8.76 billion  in sales, S-W is the  USA's #1 paint
and coatings company; #3 in the world.

The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as
Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy, Ceylon, Mina,  Thompson's Water Seal, Ron seal,
Becker Aroma, Sayerlack, Euronavy, Altax and many more.  

With global headquarters in  Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin-Williams branded products
are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,000 company-operated stores
and facilities, while the company's other brands are sold through leading mass
merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores,
automotive retailers, and industrial distributors.  

The Sherwin-Williams Global Finishes Group delivers a wide range of products to
the automotive refinishes, product finishes, and protective and marine markets
in 120 countries around the world. For more information, visit 

Mike Conway    
Director Corporate Communications & Investor Relations    
Direct: 216.515.4393    
Pager: 216-422-3751     

SOURCE  Sherwin-Williams Company

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