Employee Team Partners with Solano-Napa Habitat For Humanity
Eight team members from Cork Supply’s Benicia facility spent Thursday, January 8, 2015, lending a hand to Habitat for Humanity construction crews building homes for the Gaytan and Kenner families in Fairfield, California. Their work included setting roof trusses and applying sheathing, as well as preparation work for new fencing. Cork Supply CEO James Herwatt, who was a member of the employee volunteer team, praised their hard work and the ongoing efforts of the Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity, and said, “Cork Supply USA is extremely pleased with this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.”
As Kathy Hoffman, Habitat Development Director for Solano-Napa explained, volunteers are vital to the work of the organization, furnishing millions of hours of support for construction projects in local, national, and global communities that provide new housing and renovation assistance for deserving families. “By giving us a hand today, the Cork Supply team was a part of a global Habitat volunteer workforce that completes a house somewhere in the world once every 3 minutes,” said Hoffman. “Since Habitat for Humanity was established in 1976, we have served 1,000,000 families around the world (that milestone was reached in November 2014), providing decent, affordable shelter to more than 5,000,000 people.”
In addition to the physical labor of the volunteers, Cork Supply donated $1,000 towards the construction fund for the two Fairfield homes. The CSU team agreed that the experience was an excellent opportunity to actively support their communities. In fact, Cork Supply has committed to participating in several more “build days” on behalf of Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity construction projects.
About Cork Supply
The Cork Supply Group is an ISO-certified producer of premium wine packaging and luxury cooperage products. The group operates production facilities on four continents and sells to wineries in more than 30 countries. For more about Cork Supply: Cork Supply – Company Profile
About Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity’s top priority is to build affordable, quality homes for hard-working families in Solano and Napa Counties. Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976, and the Solano affiliate in 1991, In 2001 Napa County was added. Solano-Napa Habitat has built or rehabilitated over 20 homes with over 750 volunteers assisting. For more about Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity: http://solanonapahabitat.org/