Honeywell Volunteers Make A Difference With Rebuilding Together In Atlanta
October 24, 2017
Last week, Honeywell employees in Atlanta came together for a unique team-building experience while making a significant difference in their community. Thirty volunteers from the Home and Building Technologies (HBT) headquarters, Atlanta Software Center and other offices across the Atlanta area repaired five homes in the Grove Park neighborhood to make them more comfortable for homeowners who cannot repair them due to financial hardships or physical impairments.
Sponsored by Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, and led by Rebuilding Together Atlanta, a leading national nonprofit that rebuilds homes and communities throughout the country, volunteers teamed up to accomplish a day's worth of do-it-yourself tasks on five sites. Repairs and improvements included painting homes and stabilizing iron railings, removing debris, weatherizing doors and windows, and landscaping.
At the end of the day, with tears in her eyes, one of the homeowners said, “Thank you so much for coming to my place. It's a dream come true, and you can't even imagine what a difference you've just made in my life.”
"We're thrilled with how everyone from Honeywell joined us on site today to make a real difference in the lives of five homeowners in Grove Park,” said Camille Kesler, executive director, Rebuilding Together Atlanta. Honeywell Hometown Solutions provided $50,000 in funding and volunteers.
“We are excited to take on our first project with Rebuilding Together Atlanta, less than five miles from our new Midtown Atlanta offices,” said Anne Folk, Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. “Helping these homeowners live safely in their homes is rewarding work.”