Lamb Weston employees help build Habitat for Humanity homes
Dozens of Lamb Weston employees are spending part of the work week helping out families in the Tri-Cities who need a place to live.
This week, more than 100 Lamb Weston employees will put on their work boots and pick up shovels, as they help build two homes in Kennewick for Habitat for Humanity.
The volunteers and employees with the non-profit organization say they're proud to partner on a project that means so much for families who need some assistance.
Workers from Lamb Weston are donating just a few hours of their time this week to participate in a project that has the power to change lives.
"This is truly an amazing experience" said Crystal Carter, Habitat for Humanity.
Today, tomorrow and Thursday, more than 100 Lamb Weston employees will be working on a Habitat for Humanity project to build two new homes for families in Kennewick.
"It's important to us personally because we live here, we work here, we're a part of the community, and it's important to our company because it builds teamwork, it allows us to give back as a company, and it allows us to have a good time out here working hard" said Marnie Spriggle, Lamb Weston.
Workers are doing landscape work, framing and working on HVAC systems.
Construction leaders say because of these volunteers, these projects will move forward much faster.
"We're gonna have somebody doing sheet rock, finish that house, so I can have the contractor come in late this week, and then I can have another people doing caulking and I can have somebody else moving dirt" said Israel Camorlinga, construction manager.
Habitat employees say projects like this don't just help the families who are moving in, but also the entire community - as many children who grow up in Habitat for Humanity homes later pursue careers where they help others.
"It's life-changing, it truly is. To have a safe and stable place to call home" said Carter.
And for Lamb Weston employees, it's a process they say they're proud to be a part of.
"We actually are very excited because Habitat for Humanity's goal is to have these houses completed by Christmas, and the fact that we get to contribute towards that, when these families move in, we're gonna feel excited" said Spriggle.
Habitat for Humanity homes typically take about four months to build.