The holidays are a time of extending a helping hand to people in our communities who are less fortunate. A simple act of compassion and generosity such as the month-long food drive DEW Construction employees recently held can go a long way towards helping people who are struggling to get back on their feet.
Employees at the DEW office in Williston, Vt., and the MacMillin office in Keene, N.H., held food drives at the main offices and at several of their jobsites. Together they collected just under 1,000 pounds of food for people who are hungry in Vermont and New Hampshire. In order to encourage participation, DEW raffled off a luncheon for one of the participating jobsites.
The sites that took part in the food drives were Jay Peak Lodge & Townhomes in Jay, Vt., Peerless Clothing distribution center in St. Albans, Vt., Bread Loaf Inn at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., and 802 Toyota in Berlin, Vt. These groups, along with DEW’s corporate office in Williston, collected nearly 818 pounds of food that was donated to the Vermont Food Bank on December 12.
The MacMillin office collected about 180 pounds of food at the main office as well as the Frisbee Pediatrics jobsite in Rochester, N.H. On December 12 they donated their food to the Community Kitchen Food Pantry in Keene, N.H.
DEW’s company-wide food drive was led by the corporation’s Community Involvement Committee which has a mission to give back to the communities in which their employees work and live. The committee also encourages employee volunteerism, offers a company match program, holds two large drives a year, and donates to non-profits throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.
A heartfelt thanks goes to all the DEW employees and jobsite contractors who took part in the food drive. Their generosity will make the holidays a happier time for the people in our communities who are struggling to make ends meet. Thank you all for sharing the ever-present kindness of the human spirit!