This past September Joy Global employees started construction on two Habitat for Humanity homes in the Washington Park neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The neighborhood is just minutes from the National Avenue facility and home to nearly 15 Joy Global sponsored homes since 2011.
On January 21 a group of 15 employees returned to the homes that were started in September to hang dry wall. The majority of the volunteers were out in September framing the homes and now they got to see just how successful they were at building straight and even walls as they hung the dry wall and prepped for paint.
Employees will return to the homes in March to work on painting the interior and the homeowners can plan to move in early spring/summer.
We hold the belief that we have a social responsibility to the communities in which we operate. Organizations like Habitat for Humanity revitalize and enrich the neighborhoods surrounding our facilities where our employees, suppliers, customers and families live and play. Habitat for Humanity works to develop and maintain a dynamic community, bringing safety, vitality, and resources to the neighborhood.