From Aug. 21-22, more than 30 volunteers from Honeywell’s Oak Creek and Pleasant Prairie offices provided repairs and other improvements to the Greendale, Wisconsin, home of U.S. Army veteran Marty Esaman and his wife Julia.
Volunteers spent the two days adding grab bars inside and outside the home, replacing kitchen and bathroom flooring, adding new carpet, and building a safer front step. The well-coordinated team not only completed their initial project list, but were able to help with routine maintenance work for the owners. Marty, who served in the U.S. Army’s med core unit in Korea, and his wife Julia, have lived in the Greendale home for nearly 30 years.
"It was a great opportunity to help them make their home a safer place to be," said Scott Reid, engineering project manager for Honeywell. “Honeywell has a large presence in the Greater Milwaukee area with a lot of employees willing to help a neighbor in need.”
Honeywell donated materials in addition to volunteers’ time. The completed project is part of an ongoing partnership between Honeywell Hometown Solutions and Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee. Since 2003, more than 17,500 Honeywell volunteers and national corporate partner Rebuilding Together have repaired more than 550 homes and non-profit centers in Honeywell communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico, rehabilitating and revitalizing low-income housing, schools, and other community assets.