Members Find Creative Ways to Support Local Pandemic Recovery Efforts
NAHB members continue to help their communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the latest in a series of posts highlighting the efforts made and sharing positive news during this challenging time. Food for Those in Need [caption id="attachment_18214" align="alignright" width="260"] Bear Homes employees at the "Fill the Truck" food drive.[/caption] Racine-Kenosha Builders Association (RKBA) and Wisconsin Builders Association member Bear Homes LLC organized two "Fill the Truck" donation drives at a local grocery store. The drives brought in over 2,500 pounds of food and paper products for Shalom Center, a Kenosha-based shelter, food pantry, and soup kitchen. Kenosha Firefighters C.A.R.E., which helps area charitable efforts, was a big contributor to the drives. RKBA member Budget Blinds of Racine and Kenosha also did their part by giving away $1,000 in gift cards to local restaurants to 40 winners in an online drawing. Supporting Law Enforcement [caption id="attachment_18215" align="alignleft" width="281"] Buffalo Restoration workers disinfect law enforcement vehicles in Montana.[/caption] Southwest Montana Building Industry Association (SWMBIA) member Buffalo Restoration utilized its skills as a damage restoration and disinfectant company to aid area police and fire departments. The company volunteered their services to disinfect dozens of vehicles for the Bozeman police and fire department and Gallatin County sheriff, detention center, and search and rescue. "We would like them to be safe in their patrol cars. We want to make sure that when they're getting back into those cars, that it's clean, that they don't have to worry about being infected with anything or coming down with any illness," Jessica Ulmen, the company’s marketing director, told the local news. Flowers for Seniors [caption id="attachment_18213" align="alignright" width="226"] Tim Bobroske gathers fresh flowers to deliver to seniors in Northwest Connecticut.[/caption] Home Builders Association of Northwest Connecticut President Tim Bobroske of Bobroske Companies and his wife Lynne delivered 200 fresh flowers from a local florist to senior residents at Quail Hollow Village in Terryville, Thomaston Valley Village in Thomaston, and Canterbury Village in New Hartford. The gesture brightened the day for the seniors, quarantined due to stay-at-home orders, while supporting other local business. "My wife, Lynne and I own the three over-55 communities and wanted to do something special for our tenants during these extremely stressful times," Bobroske said. "I saw many happy faces and received so many thanks; it certainly made my day!" Share Your Stories These are just a few examples of the countless ways our members and HBAs are serving their communities. We’d like to continue highlighting these efforts around the country. If you or your HBA has been helping your community, please email your story to email@example.com.