Corporate Volunteering: EBS
Last Summer I volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. I assisted in building a home in St. Tammany Parish, La. I had never worked with Habitat for Humanity before, but I immediately felt welcomed. I chose to work with Habitat for Humanity due to their belief that every person deserves a decent place to live. At the job site, I worked along with teenagers who were with a church group from Florida. It was a normal, hot and humid summer day in South Louisiana but the fact that these kids came from another state to help build homes in my community gave me extra motivation to put in a good day’s work. At the end of the day I went home tired, but more importantly, I left satisfied knowing that the work that I did that day got a deserving family closer to their dream of owning a house.
As an employee of Environmental Business Specialists, located in Mandeville, La., management encourages employees to take an active role in the community. We are allowed to spend 5 workdays a year performing charitable activities. I appreciate the opportunity to work for a company that stresses the importance of making our communities and the world a better place. I look forward to volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in the near future.