JES Employees, family and friends come together to help Hampton Roads’ homeless population before winter arrives.
Virginia Beach, VA (September 20, 2018) – JES Foundation Repair, a Groundworks Company, joined non-profit “99 for the 1” in a drive to gather clothing and supplies for Southern Virginia homeless population. As part of their Goodworks program, the Virginia Beach-based foundation repair company collected and donated more than 3000 items including boxes of gloves, jacket covers, backpacks, hygiene items and warm clothes.
“We are super excited to be partnering with JES to collect basic necessities to do the most good for our homeless community” said Rachel Fjeld, co-founder of 99 for the 1. “Thank you JES for loving on a community that is otherwise forgotten.”
“Virginia has over 7,000 homeless people struggling to survive day to day,” Jackie Hoffman stated. Jackie leads the Goodworks initiative for the company. “The team at JES felt that 99 for the 1 was a great organization to team up with to help.”
The Groundworks Companies Goodworks program was established to unify all 5 of the Groundworks Brands under one community service initiative. While each branch office partners with a different nonprofit organization throughout the year, the goal is to encourage employees to get involved in at least one community service project per quarter. The employees of JES in Hampton Roads chose to help 99 for the 1 for their third quarter charitable giving partnership.
About JES Foundation Repair
JES Foundation Repair, founded in 1993, is a subsidiary of Groundworks, a family of companies that specialize in residential foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, basement waterproofing, and concrete lifting. Groundworks is the nation’s largest foundation services company with corporate offices in Virginia Beach, VA. It is comprised of JES Foundation Repair in Virginia and Maryland, Tar Heel Basement Systems in North Carolina, Indiana Foundation Service in Indiana, Mount Valley Foundation Services in South Carolina and Foundation Recovery Systems in Missouri. Celebrating 25 years in business JES, combined with the other Groundworks brands, has helped over 125,000 homeowners. The company has been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the nation, Qualified Remodelers Top 500, Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50, Inside Business Roaring Twenty and Best Places to Work. For more information about JES, please visit www.jeswork.com. For more information about the Groundworks Companies, please visit www.groundworkscompanies.com.
About 99 for the 1
99 for the 1 is a one stop shop to make those in need feel good again. They can walk in one door, shower, shave, get clean clothes, fill a bag with hygiene products for the week, get a meal and walk out the other door feeling good about themselves. The charitable organization does not give a hand out, but more of a hand up. 99 for the1 meets those in need where they already are — with a unique mobile homeless ministry to lend a hand right where it’s needed most. For more information on 99 for the 1, go to www.99forthe1.com
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