FORT WAYNE, IN (August 10, 2020) – As Fort Wayne Metals celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, they’ve turned to a unique team-building experience for their employees which also builds on existing partnerships in the 46806 neighborhood.
“Over the past year, Fort Wayne Metals has increased our attention to the city’s southeast side through our involvement with Javier Mondragon and the Bridge of Grace Church. In 2019, we partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne to sponsor a home in the Mount Vernon Park area,” explained Christina Gibb, Community Engagement Manager for Fort Wayne Metals. “Several of our employees were able to volunteer on site to build walls, install siding, shingles, and more. This year, we have continued our financial support in helping to build two more houses in the 46806 neighborhood. Part of this assistance is also a commitment of manpower through two Habitat panel builds in the parking lot of our corporate office, and we’re excited to see our people come together to help.”
In total, Fort Wayne Metals will host two Habitat panel build days at their headquarters: August 14 and September 18. Each day will engage up to 160 employees who will quickly learn from Habitat crew leads how to build all the exterior and interior walls of a home in less than 8 hours. Once built, Habitat will transport the finished walls to both homes in Mount Vernon Park where additional volunteer groups from other organizations and sponsors will complete the home.
“It’s been wonderful to work with Fort Wayne Metals and our partner families are blessed by their continued sponsorship,” shared Lindsay Hannah, Director of Development at Habitat for Humanity of GFW. “Because of community support like theirs two hardworking, deserving families can celebrate the start of a new chapter in their journey to achieving affordable homeownership.”
The Jauregui Family
Single mom, Patty, and her two kids, Cody and Mary Jane, are excited to move into their new home in the Mt. Vernon Park neighborhood! They’re thankful for all of the volunteers from Fort Wayne Metals who will be kicking off the start of their home.
As a family, they love to go to the park, water park, and play video games. Both kids enjoy playing their Wii together and riding their scooters outside.
WHAT: Fort Wayne Metals Habitat for Humanity Panel Build #1
WHEN: Friday, August 14, 10am – 5:30pm
WHERE: 9609 Ardmore Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46809
About Fort Wayne Metals
Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corp is a leading manufacturer of high-quality materials, precision wire, strands and cables, and component assemblies for medical devices and other demanding applications. Fort Wayne Metals is an ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and AS 9100 registered company with over 1,200 employees at their corporate headquarters in Fort Wayne, IN, as well as in Columbia City, IN; Fostoria, OH; Wooster, OH; and Castlebar, Ireland. Learn more at www.fwmetals.com.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne in a nonprofit, non-denominational Christian housing ministry uniting volunteers and local investors with qualified families to provide the opportunity of affordable homeownership in Allen, Huntington, and Wells counties. Greater Fort Wayne Habitat has provided sustainable homeownership to more than 244 families in the region in the past 34 years. Visit habitatgfw.com for more information on services and locations.