Northern Video Distribution recently lent its support to Habitat for Humanity.
Fifteen Tri-Ed / Northern Video employees from various locations across North
America volunteered from Sept. 15-22 at Habitat for Humanity on
John Island, S.C.
The group, which spanned
senior management to sales/administrative staff, labored for the full
week on a home that was under construction. Everyone on the team participated in various tasks including demolition, digging a foundation, and
installing gables, tresses, hurricane plates and vinyl siding - all without the
aid of automated machinery!
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry
founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent,
safe and affordable place to live. They build with people in need regardless of
race or religion and welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. Habitat
for Humanity homes are made simple and affordable to low-income families around
the world. The ministry has helped build over half a million affordable houses
and served 2.5 million people worldwide to honor its vision: a world where
everyone has a decent place to live.
The main house the Tri-Ed
/ Northern Video team worked on was being built for a mother, her two children
and handicapped grandmother. In order to be eligible for a Habitat home, the
recipient must be a single parent with children, make under $25,000 and work on
building at Habitat for a total of 500 hours.
"This was a truly fulfilling experience for
our employees and a great way for our company to give back to the community,"
said Tri-Ed / Northern Video President and CEO Pat Comunale. "As Habitat
says, they are a helping hand, not a handout. It was our privilege and pleasure
to lend our support and helping hands to this very important cause."