Habitat for Humanity of Summit County & Westfield Insurance volunteers build walls together
Ann Geyser, newsnet5.com
1:35 PM, Sep 11, 2013
2:21 PM, Sep 11, 2013
WESTFIELD CENTER, Ohio - In its first mobile work day Wednesday, Habitat for Humanity of Summit County (HFHSC) worked with volunteers from Westfield Insurance to build wall panels for two homes in Westfield's parking lot.
Volunteer groups rotated every 45 minutes throughout the work day to allow many of Westfield's employees to try their hand with a hammer.
"We are very excited about this opportunity to build wall panels with our friends at Westfield. They have been a partner for over 10 years and this unique build day will allow over 125 of their employees a chance to put a hammer to good use, right in their parking lot working alongside the partner families whose homes will be constructed with the panels," President and CEO of HFHSC Rochelle Fisher said in a press release.
Habitat for Humanity uses volunteers for 80 percent of each home it builds in Summit County. Families selected to get the homes also are required to put in sweat equity hours before moving into their new home.
"This opportunity was designed to offer more of our colleagues an opportunity to give back," said Westfield Insurance Community Investment Leader Jani Groza.