Habitat for Humanity and Loyalty

Posted by Cathy Harms on Mon, Aug 25, 2014 @ 08:36 AM

On August 13, 2014, 7 of our Tecmark team spent a day working on the Wayne Atkins Entrepreneurs House for Habitat for Humanity.

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The vision for the Entrepreneurs house started with Wayne Atkins and John Bergstrom.  They saw how the large corporations could bring tons of employees to build Habitat homes - but for small companies this was a challenge.  The Entrepreneurs house is built by many small business that work together to get enough volunteers to get all the work done.  This year there were over 40 companies that participated both financially and by allowing employees time off to volunteer at the house.This is the 11th house that has been built by small companies working together.  Tecmark has been involved all 11 years.

 

CaptureAs you can see from the stats, in the early days we did not have enough volunteers to complete one house, so we participated with other larger companies.  Now we can build our own house in 50 days with over 600 volunteers!  

Community involvement is a core value at Tecmark.  Although we would love to have all employees working at the Entrepreneurs House, we need to keep the office going.  So we offer paid time off for employees to volunteer at a time that works for them and for causes that they are passionate about.  Habitat is only one of many organizations that our employees volunteer for.

If you'd like to learn more about the Entrepreneurs House just click on this link.  

So what does this have to do with loyalty?  Tecmark has demonstrated our loyalty to the Entrepreneurs house for 11 years and look forward to continuing this great tradition.  You are welcome to join us as we help accomplish Habitat for Humanity's mission "To eliminate poverty housing in the Twin cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience."

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Hope you find causes that you are passionate about where you can make a difference!

Cathy Harms

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