In May 2017, a team of employees from A.L.P.’s Dickson, TN plant volunteered on a fourth Habitat for Humanity home build. In this instance, the project was extra special because the house was built for A.L.P. employee Deonna Vaughn, a third-shift machine operator.
Deonna, a lifelong resident of Dickson, sought assistance from Habitat for Humanity to ensure stability for her family and empowerment through home ownership “The Habitat program goes far beyond the construction of a home. In fact, the program begins several months before we even swing the first hammer. Homeownership education and budget coaching are among the top priorities in our comprehensive program. We are extremely proud of Deonna for devoting the time and energy to finishing strong,” said Jeff Bennett, Director of Dickson and Cheatham divisions of Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity uses sponsorships and volunteer labor to offer its homeowners zero percent mortgages and affordable homes. Habitat homes are quality constructed ENERGY STAR® certified homes, creating more sustainability for homeowners to stay in their homes because of lower utility costs.
A.L.P.’s volunteers dedicated an entire day to the building project. “I am consistently impressed with the commitment our team members have to each other,” states A.L.P. President Jeff Benton. “Congratulations Dickson volunteers on this amazing effort, and for your willingness to work hard and make a difference,” Benton adds.