One of my favorite things we do as a company is our quarterly volunteering with local non-profits from around the city. This quarter we had the privilege to volunteer with CASA of Madison County!
CASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound) is a non-profit organization located in Huntsville, Alabama that provides assistance to individuals age 60 and older and to the homebound (wheelchair and bed bound) of all ages.
The organization’s mission is to enable the elderly and homebound to maintain their independence, dignity, health and safety. One major way they do this is by ensuring these individuals have access in and out of their homes. That’s where we came in.
Located just north of Downtown Huntsville is CASA’s warehouse, a streamlined workshop that constructs accessibility ramps. Sectioned into stations, volunteers arrive at the workshop and are immediately put to work cutting 2×4’s, framing, and painting.
While there, you work to build, cut and frame a stockpile of every element that goes into the construction of accessibility ramps in the area. This enables installation crews to simply arrive at the warehouse, load up all the prefabricated, precut sections they need for a build, and be on their way.
While some prior experience with a few basic power tools is a plus, no experience is required to volunteer. Each station is set up with preset cuts, premeasured lengths and easy to follow templates that allow individuals of all experience levels to quickly jump in and start helping. And there is always a CASA team member who is standing by happy to show you the ropes and explain each step of the process.
Interested in joining our volunteer team next time? If you’re like me, I’ve always loved the idea of volunteering, but just never knew where to start, who to contact, or how to sign up. Joining our quarterly volunteer team makes it easy! We’ll search out a great non-profit that needs our team’s help, send out an email blast with all the details and all you have to do is join us on the day of. What could be simpler than that!? If you’d like to join our team and be notified the next time we volunteer in the community, just send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org.