Volunteers Help Transform Former Fire Station
July 10, 2017
Honeywell volunteers, working in partnership with people from the community and local government, helped prepare a former fire station for its new life as the local headquarters of the recently formed Rebuilding Together Glynn County in coastal Brunswick, Georgia.
Rebuilding Together was created by Honeywell in 2003. Since then, more than 18,500 employees have volunteered their time to repair nearly 590 homes, bringing happiness and security to thousands of our neighbors.
The latest Rebuilding Together project can be found in Brunswick. After the city moved its first responders and equipment out of a fire station near downtown many years ago, the building's only occupant was a 1920s-era fire truck used for occasional parades.
On a hot and humid Saturday this summer, the fire station's walls were painted, shrubbery planted, sod laid and old stumps excavated. Now, Rebuilding Together Glynn County and other community groups will call the newly refurbished fire station home.
“By housing our office and other nonprofit groups in a reclaimed structure, we will be giving a boost to this neighborhood, both by setting an example and providing resources to help property owners improve buildings and lots,” said Glynn County Commissioner Allen Booker, who founded the affiliate.
“Honeywell's support with resources, expertise, and labor was critical to this effort,” he noted. “We also received donations from local businesses. Our volunteers did a spectacular job preparing the building to be used again.”
“It is remarkable to see what can be accomplished in a short time with a strong spirit of cooperation, combined with hard work,” said John Morris from Honeywell. “Honeywell's commitment to helping rebuild nonprofits can make a measurable difference in local communities.”