Kent Corporation employees donated their time and abilities to the building of the ninth Habitat for Humanity home in Muscatine throughout the month of October. Kent employees were encouraged to dedicate a Friday in October to help with the home building project.
To encourage participation, teams were assembled from the different divisions within Kent Corporation. The team who secured the most participants got to see their team leader wear an ugly tie to work. More than 70 employees from GPC, Kent Nutrition Group Feed Division, Kent Nutrition Group Pet Division, and Kent Corporation spent a full day to help advance the Habitat home. This project was a part of Kent Corporation’s ongoing commitment to the safety and well being of the Muscatine community.
Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the communities it serves and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Since it’s founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped build or repair more than 500,000 houses and served more than 2 million people around the world. The Muscatine County affiliate has built nine homes throughout the past 25 years.