The True Honor in Donating Time

During the week-long 2013 Habitat Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, with Habitat For Humanity – Metro Denver,  EnergyLogic committed to sending members of our staff to work in the Globeville neighborhood.  The goal of the project was to complete 11 townhouses and rehabilitate 15 homes.

HFH Carter Visit

Mario, a metal worker, made a metal peace sign for each of us.

I was signed up for Wednesday, October 9th, which was the day that the Carters and honorary sponsors Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were in Denver.  I was assigned to existing house #7 at the home of Mario and Phyllis Mora.  Our lively crew finished re-siding and painting the Mora’s garage that day.

I’ve been asked by many friends if I met the Carter’s.  Well, we sort of did get to meet them.  Mid-afternoon, we stopped work early to return to the park where we had met for the early morning  devotional ‘lesson’ from Jimmy Carter, and lunch.

Each ‘house’ gathered in a group with the homeowners at the park and when the Carters and Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood arrived, they went from group to group for pictures.  Later, crossing the park, Garth Brooks said to me, “Take care.” I looked around to see if someone else was behind me!  They were all personable and funny and friendly.

It was exciting to see our former president, and to meet the honorary sponsors.  The biggest honor is to be a part of this project, and seeing that we all made a positive difference for the Mora Family, and for our community.

Meredeth Nietenbach
Administrative Assistant
EnergyLogic, Inc.

Thank you, EnergyLogic, for allowing me to be part of this event!

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