Last Friday, Next Century Corporation employees were hard at work–volunteering at the Pena home. Several employees had hoped to arrange a community service event to support the local community. The opportunity arose when our very own John McBeth, (also, Next Century CEO) suggested a day at the Pena renovation project. Kudos to the Next Century team for giving back to the community! The rafters have been repaired; a new front door was installed, and the interior framing is 90% complete.
Literally, we got off to a great start on our first workday at the Pena home! We met Adam, Charis, their children, and Charis’ parents and brother from Texas who also pitched in. We did lots of interior framing, demolition of interior walls and flooring, dump runs, lumber provisioning, and we helped install a new front door. At mid-day our volunteers enjoyed a delicious lunch, generously hosted by Casey’s Crab Co.
In May and June, our teams helped rebuild homes in Houston, resulting from Hurricane Harvey, and Baton Rouge, which was devastated by unprecedented flooding in 2016. In both cities, we partnered with SBP (formerly the St. Bernard Project), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping disaster-impacted communities recover.