A couple weeks ago some employees of Wausau Homes toured The Neighbors’ Place, and at the end of the tour they had one question, “How can we help and make a lasting impact?” The board of directors and staff of The Neighbors’ Place brainstormed projects knowing this company had a certain expertise.
On Wednesday, September 28th a whole crew of employees from Wausau Homes volunteered their time and materials to help The Neighbors’ Place improve areas of the aging building. Many don’t realize three facts about the nonprofit’s building: 1) it used to be an old Kraft Cheese factory, hence the thick concrete walls 2) the mortgage of the building was paid off in 2008 by the generosity of donors through a capital campaign 3) the 14,000 square-foot building runs block-to-block from Scott Street to Jefferson Street.
Wausau Homes: replaced a garage door on the side of the building, installed pallet-racking in our storage room to better accommodate the Furniture and Basic Needs Bank, replaced a broken window in the boiler room, installed more pallet-racking in the Food Bank, and helped landscape the building’s front entrance.
Thank you Wausau Homes for helping make The Neighbors’ Place more efficient so that the staff and volunteers can better serve more than 80,000 people in central Wisconsin each year!