Volunteers work on Habitat homes, donate $3K

NASHUA – Over the course of two days recently, six Greenman-Pedersen employees rolled up their sleeves to work on homes for local families in need of affordable housing for Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity.

Through Habitat’s Team Building Day Program, the volunteers worked on two Nashua Habitat projects: a new duplex to be built at 42 Chestnut St. and a home renovation at 42 Nottingham Drive.

GPI volunteers worked in 90-degree heat to clean up tools and equipment from the Nottingham Drive home, nicknamed the "Veterans Build," as it has been dedicated to a local military service family. The employees worked on another hot and humid day to remove salvageable windows from the second and third floors of the Chestnut Street house. The salvaged windows will be resold by the Nashua Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a retail outlet that sells new and used building materials, furniture and other goods to the general public at a fraction of retail value.

Employees also donated $3,000.

Kinsley House of Pizza and Chipotle, both in Nashua, donated lunch on both days.

"GPI is turning 50 years old this year, which is not only an amazing milestone for any business, but especially one in the engineering industry," said Laurie Couillard, GPI marketing director. "We have decided to commemorate this achievement by sharing our good fortune with our communities, namely by performing 50 acts of kindness throughout 2016, announced as our ’50 Acts of Charity’ campaign. This focus is above and beyond what our branch offices do on a regular basis, of which we are extremely proud. Our employees committed to team with Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity as part of our ’50 Acts of Charity’ campaign."

"Committed and dedicated Team Building Day partners, such as GPI, are vital to the success of what we do here at Habitat," GNHFH Executive Director Jennifer Lorrain said. "With GPI’s manpower and cash donation, we can continue to complete work on our projects and purchase the necessary materials and supplies to keep building Habitat homes in our local community."

Habitat’s Team Building Day Program brings groups of up to 10 volunteers together for a day of building together on a Habitat home. To sign up a group, contact Michelle Blake at michelle.blake@nashuahabitat.org or 821-0197.

For more information about Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity, visit www.nashuahabitat.org.

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