Making life more comfortable for others comes naturally to employees of Hill York. And that includes bringing the comforts of home to families in need. On May 24, a team of Hill York volunteers did exactly that as they joined Habitat For Humanity of Brevard County to help build a new home for a single mom in Palm Bay.
Employees from Hill York’s Melbourne office, including Paul DeKany, Mike Mize, Janira Quintana, and David Bowden, pitched in for four hours at the site doing demolition work. Plans are in place for these and other Hill Yorkers to volunteer more time on this project and additional ones through the summer.
The house will be home to a single mother of four who joined one of her daughters in working alongside the Hill York volunteers.
“It’s gratifying knowing you are helping a family overcome setbacks in life to get a step further,” said Hill Yorker Paul Dekany, who’s heading up the summer volunteer effort. “It’s a great opportunity to support real people in the community and give back for all the blessings we are fortunate to have.”
Earlier this year, Hill York pledged to channel its passion as comfort providers to more charitable causes in 2014. Its outreach campaign, “Hill York Helps: Comforting Those In Need,” engages employees in four offices throughout Florida in a companywide effort to volunteer a combined total of 500 hours in their communities. Representing a significant commitment to making life more comfortable for a wide range of people, to date the pledge has resulted in 246 volunteer hours logged and over $5,350 in donated goods and money.
Habitat For Humanity of Brevard County is dedicated to building the quality of life, health and economic prosperity of the region by producing, preserving and advocating for affordable homeownership. Habitat builds and rehabs simple, quality dwellings in partnership with low-income families and the community. The organization sells them with affordable, zero percent interest mortgages, making a 30-year commitment to each new owner and to the community in which they live.