Douglassville Team Members Lend a Hand to Habitat for Humanity
Feb 28, 2018
STV’s Douglassville office continued their long-standing support for both Habitat for Humanity and the United Way by helping to insulate a family’s home in advance of the winter season.
The outing was coordinated by office librarian Carol Leh. Working alongside professional contractors and a team from the Pennsylvania-based truck rental company, Penske, our volunteers were able to bring the insulation project to completion despite varying levels of experience with construction.
“It was rewarding knowing somebody has a warm house now because of what we did,” Leh said. “We’re going to try to do it again next year, and to get even more people involved.”
This insulation project wasn’t the Douglassville office’s first effort for Habitat. In 2014, the office sent 16 volunteers, who were dressed up in hazmat suits and masks in order to assist a larger Habitat initiative in converting apartments in Reading, PA, into single family homes. Our team was responsible for cleaning up construction debris in these apartments, as well as cleaning out the buildings’ basements.
Then last year, several employees volunteered at their local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a thrift shop the organization runs to raise money and help Habitat for Humanity families. At the ReStore, members of the community donated everything home-related – from furniture to plumbing systems to knickknacks – which were then sold to Habitat families at discounted prices. To pitch in, volunteers helped set up, clean and move items around the ReStore.
The Habitat project also coincided with Douglassville’s annual United Way campaign, when employees raised money and volunteer on behalf of the national nonprofit.