Employees help build a better future with Habitat for Humanity

img_4648_editCommunity service and charitable giving hold a special place in the hearts of everyone who works at Envirocon and the Washington Companies.  We promote a culture of giving back and believe it is important that employees have the opportunity to spend time in a positive way that benefits the community.

This year, the Washington Companies completed two Build Days for Habitat for Humanity – an international not-for-profit organization that builds houses in partnership with low-income families. The goal of Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing in the world. Low-income families help build a home that will become theirs for an affordable price. Since 2010, the Washington Companies have supported Habitat for Humanity in Missoula with volunteers from the Missoula-based companies, including Envirocon, Modern Machinery, Montana Rail Link, and the Washington Corporations. In June, fourteen volunteers, along with other Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteers, spent the day working on two houses. Volunteers performed a wide range of construction tasks including painting, insulation installation, and stucco preparation while learning new skills and team building with fellow coworkers.

In September, another group of fourteen employee volunteers continued the work on the same houses, painting trim and installing flooring, helping to bring the homes one step closer to completion and ready for the families. Kari Paul, an Envirocon volunteer, brought her two daughters to help as well and said, “The thing I enjoyed most about volunteering for Habitat for Humanity was working with both of my daughters to help someone who is out there trying to overcome their unfortunate circumstances and get a fresh start. You never know when you might need that helping hand in life, so it is always nice to be able to help others when you can. It is rewarding to be able to give someone some hope that things will get better.”

The volunteers helped celebrate the milestone of working on the 50th home constructed in Missoula by this non-profit organization. Read the article from The Missoulian.

To learn more about the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, visit the DPWF website: http://www.dpwfoundation.org/.