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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

McGladrey women are raising the roof

A team of 16 women from Minneapolis recently participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. Women Build is a program for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities. The Twin Cities chapter builds two homes a year using solely women volunteers and project leaders.

After being involved in a Minneapolis Industrial Products team who worked on a Habitat house that was sponsored in part by a McGladrey client, assurance director, Kari Henry and assurance associate, Kayla Kirby learned of the Twin Cities Women Build program. They asked Minneapolis office managing partner, Mike Nelson, if he would support a team of women for a Women Build daylong event. His response was, “Absolutely!”

Together, the McGladrey team put up the garage trusses and started covering the roof while others cut and installed concrete siding trim in preparation for siding the house.

Kari Henry said, “It was a great day of team building, with a lot of laughter. It was empowering to see the progress we made in one short day and to know that we were helping a family who has worked hard to achieve a dream that many people take for granted—home ownership.”



1 comment:

Lucy Gibson said...

I've worked for a few heating contractors in Coquitlam for a few years now. I really think it's time for a career change. It's scary because the economy stinks, but I suppose there's never a great time for it, so why not now?