For 18-year-old Chanelle, pregnant and running from family problems, MOMMAS House was the haven that allowed her to get her life back. The non-profit organization provides a safe environment and support services to young single mothers and their babies on Long Island, NY.
Recently, 11 Honeywell volunteers accomplished a day’s worth of do-it-yourself tasks to enhance the living conditions at MOMMAS House. The volunteers spent a few hours working side-by-side with Rebuilding Together Long Island to repair and renovate the five-bedroom home in Hempstead that houses five mothers and their children. The crew painted walls, installed new flooring, cleaned windows, and replaced blinds.
Pat Kreinbihl, Business System Analyst, IT, in Melville, New York
“Thank you for the hard work your team put into MOMMAS House. The floors, windows and blinds are beautiful,” said Patricia Bogda, MOMMA’s Advancement and Fundraising Coordinator.
“The Honeywell crew was outstanding and truly committed to getting the job done,” said Stella Hendrickson, Director, Rebuilding Together Long Island. Since MOMMA’s House opened in 1986, young mothers like Chanelle have learned to support themselves, care for their children, obtain employment and get back on their feet.
“We are part of the community, and volunteering is a great way to make a difference in these young women’s lives. In return, it makes a difference in our lives,” said volunteer Pat Kreinbihl, Business System Analyst, IT, in Melville, New York.
Since 2003, Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, and Rebuilding Together, more than 24,500 Honeywell employees have volunteered their time to repair nearly 600 homes and non-profit centers in more than 50 communities in Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico and the United States.