Friday, March 23rd, 2018
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day hustle and bustle of work and life. But it’s important to take a step back, even if it’s for a moment, and return some of the blessings we’ve been given.
That’s how one of our newer inspectors recently spent some of his day when he joined several other Ohio Basement Authority teammates in a volunteer effort.
“One of the reasons I brought myself to the company was because I saw on the website how we help in the community,” he said. “That was a big deal for me coming on board. I didn’t even know what this volunteer effort was going to be, but when I was asked about it I said ‘I’m in!’”
Eight of our employees took to the streets on March 16 to distribute donation bags throughout a few Gahanna neighborhoods on behalf of Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN). GRIN is a non-profit faith-based organization serving the Gahanna community by helping provide essential food, clothing and other assistance to those in need.
Some of our staff helped organize our company’s involvement in the effort that benefits the area where our company was born, and we still have a large pool of employees from Gahanna.
GRIN does this throughout the year, and in March (for our quarterly give-back) we wanted to reach out to Gahanna. Our team of volunteers went to 600 homes in three communities and dropped off bags to be filled with items needed. Another group will be picking up those bags this weekend, and we are excited to see the supplies they get back!
“It felt good being a part of that step,” added Tori Kohl.
This was Tori's first experience volunteering with OBA, and it's something she greatly appreciates.
“We have busy schedules, but I’m glad I’m in a workplace that encourages getting out and volunteering,” she said.
Along with providing a helping hand, this was a bonding experience for our interdepartmental volunteer group. They were excited to interact with co-workers in different gears and departments, and it's something they all look forward to continuing.