habitat for humanity – women’s build
Since the beginning of Vivint Gives Back, Vivint has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity and has partnered with the organization on numerous occasions. On May 6, Vivint employees once again helped with a Habitat for Humanity project. The difference this time? All the participants were women.
Every year Habitat for Humanity hosts a Women’s Build week where women specifically have the opportunity to learn construction skills and help build homes for those in need in their community. The goal of the project is to shed light on the housing crisis that faces so many women and children worldwide, and Vivint volunteers were eager to participate.
Volunteers from Field Service, NIS, Customer Care, and the Gives Back department worked primarily on the paneling and siding of the home. Tara Marler, field service metrics and data coordinator, was grateful for the opportunity she had to help with the local build. Marler helped place support beams and cut two-by-fours. Above and beyond the work itself, Marler was grateful for the opportunity to meet the family who would soon be living in the home.
“I loved that we got to meet the mother and one of the daughters who will live in the house once it’s complete,” said Marler. “They thanked us for the work we were doing and then jumped right in alongside us and helped with construction. I thought it was really neat to see how willing this family was to work for their home, and it made me want to work even harder knowing that it was going to such a deserving family.”