By Hailey Brey
Parametrix employee-owners Asa Reyes-Chavez, Liz Kelly, Becky Taylor, Marvin Casanova, Lauretha Ruffin, Rhiannon Sayles, Hailey Brey, and April Whittaker volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Tacoma, WA on September 18.
On a stormy September Saturday, a group of employee-owners representing our Puyallup, Seattle, and Bremerton offices gathered in Tacoma to make some "sweat equity" investments within their community. Sweat equity is Habitat for Humanity's concept of providing
shelter to housing insecure families by helping build or improve homes.
Just a few miles from Parametrix’s Bend, OR office there is a village of small homes coming together that will provide transitional housing for veterans experiencing homelessness. Employee-owners got involved in this project during the summer of 2020, providing both pro bono and donated services.
Aerial view of village layout
The Bend Heroes Foundation is leading the “Central Oregon Veteran’s Village” project, which is being built on county-owned land. This is a first of its kind project for Central Oregon. The facility will include a total of 15 individual housing units and a community center. The shelters are equipped with a bed, sink, toilet, sitting area, and heater. In addition, t... (more)
Over the holidays, we had an amazing nine people participate in helping at the soup kitchen near our Bremerton, WA office on New Year’s Eve.
The group, including several Parametrix employee-owners and their families, helped clean up after dinner was served. It was about an hour-and-a-half of bussing tables, wiping down tables and chairs and mopping.
A number of community leaders were present, which was great to see. They spent their time washing dishes and teaching us all how to mop the floors!
I spoke with a woman who has been helping the local homeless in our area by making bubble-wrap camp mats to help people get up off the cold, wet ground. She estimated that there are about 4,000 homeless in the Bremerton area, half of whom are living outside of formal shelters (either in their vehicles or in tents).
A big thanks to these employee-owners and their families who were able to help out. This was ... (more)
Several Salt Lake City employee-owners plus significant others participated in a Habitat for Humanity build in Salt Lake County, Utah last Saturday, October 27. This particular Habitat for Humanity project is referred to as the “Field of Dreams.” The primary objective of the “Field of Dreams” project is to provide affordable, energy efficient housing to qualifying low-income families. Once completed, housing units within this community will generate approximately $1.50 a day in utility costs.