At Involta, we believe it’s vital to give back to the communities in which we live and work. That’s why we created a Volunteer Engagement Committee for our employees. Not only is volunteering an excellent way to spend time as a team, but it’s a great way to lend a helping hand for those in need.
Throughout the year, we have had employees volunteer at many nonprofit organizations across the country. Recently, employees from our Headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa volunteered at the Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity. The Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity has a wonderful vision in mind and our team wanted to help them make it a reality. They envision a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope is their specialty and we were ready to join their effort.
As part of our engagement, two teams of five set out to provide the nonprofit helping hands to further their vision. Our team was split up into an AM and PM crew to complete a full day’s work. The AM crew consisted of Susan Sedrel, Azhley Baker, Nate Baker, Scott Herdliska, and Michele Busse, while the PM crew consisted of Michelle Rhatigan, Michaela Recker, Karma Hall, Emma Sedrel, and Brady Klees.
The AM crew met at the nonprofit’s warehouse in Hiawatha to work on trim boards for future housing. Working with trim was new to many of our team, but they quickly got the hang of it.
The PM crew met at a construction site in Cedar Rapids to install windows in two, newly built houses. Our team had little to no construction experience, but they were able to learn from the other members.
At the end of the day, our team members were grateful they had the opportunity to volunteer at the Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity. They were also grateful to the workers and volunteers who spend every day completing these activities. Since 1988, Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity has built or rehabilitated more than 250 homes and Involta hopes to help them increase this number even more in the future.
To learn more about the Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity and how you can help, visit cvhabitat.org.
To find a location near you, visit habitat.org.
Helping our customers “Get There” along their digital transformation journey isn’t our only priority at Involta – engaging in, and ensuring we play a role in contributing to a healthy community is essential to our team as well.