In celebration of Veteran’s Day, Garland Insulating supported their community by attending the Green Extreme Homes Event. The mission of the event was to: raise awareness to the plight faced by many men and women who, post-military service, seek pathways out of poverty. The Green Extreme Homes event was one of three events that United Way of Metropolitan Dallas hosted around the city Veteran’s Day. The events included:
1) Green Extreme Homes built two new move-in-ready, energy-efficient, subsidized homes in partnership with the City of Garland and Home Depot. Volunteers helped make the houses into homes by assembling furniture, installing fences, landscaping yards, and stocking the kitchens with small appliances and nonperishable food items. Home Depot has some brilliant items for projects like these, and this page can help save people and home building organizations a lot of money with their available coupons.
2) The Salvation Army’s Carr P. Collins Social Service Center received renovations to the veteran’s transitional housing apartments, where vets can live for up to two years. Volunteers added fresh coats of paint, installed room dividers and shelving, and provided much needed personal items.
3) The Dallas Furniture Bank, in partnership with Allies in Service, hosted three “you make my home smile” apartment makeovers, providing new furniture, decorations, and household items.
Sholana Wells, Director of Sales at Garland Insulating, expressed her thoughts about the event:
Garland Insulating had the opportunity today to attend this event with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and feel that :”It was very moving to hear the stories of these veterans on such a special day, but especially knowing that their lives are changing because of the dedication and desire of others to make this happen. What a great group of people who have worked to make this event happen!!” Garland Insulating was also able to see Jean Brown with Green Extreme speak at the event and how they, along with United Way Metropolitan Dallas, are working together to help veterans seek pathways out of poverty.”