JES Foundation Repair Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity
This summer, the JES Foundation Repair (JES) team has been getting their hands dirty with Habitat for Humanity. As part of the companywide Build Together 2023 initiative, over 50 JES employees will assist in a home build in their local community by the end of the year.
Groundworks, the parent company of JES, donated $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity International to support long-term stability through safe and affordable housing. The partnership comes as part of the Goodworks by Groundworks initiative and gives 4,400 employees across the country the opportunity to volunteer in over 50 communities over the course of the year.
The Richmond team partnered with the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity to construct a home on June 22. Their efforts supported a home build in the Highland Terrace neighborhood for a family in need. The community service project was featured on WTVR (CBS) Richmond later that evening.
“We believe in getting outside ourselves and taking ownership in our community,” said Operations Manager Dre Gooding. “What better way to get out, get a little dirty, have fun, and help out the community?”
JES employees in Baltimore teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake to assist in a home remodel for a family that will soon occupy the home on Fulton Avenue. Employees spent a full day at the site where they helped install trim throughout the newly renovated row home.
Habitat’s Volunteer Engagement Manager Brandon Jerome was grateful for the team’s help, noting that “It was great having the JES team on site. Everyone was very detailed oriented, and they worked very hard in the heat!”
Our JES Roanoke teammates will be participating in a home build in October.
For more information about Goodworks, please visit www.Groundworks.com/Goodworks.