Downers Grove, IL
February 4, 2008
What happens when you send a talented group of volunteers from Perma-Seal to make a difference? More than you could ever imagine! Perma-Seal Basement Systems joined forces with Global Hope, Inc. in their efforts to make a difference in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. Back in April of 2007, several Global Hope board members visited New Orleans for Jazz Fest. While they were there, the seized the opportunity to volunteer with Common Ground Relief and quickly realized the ongoing need for help in the area. Upon their return, they immediately began planning a pilot service trip and sought business involvement.
Very early in the planning stages, Perm-Seal Basement Systems committed company resources and “adopted” a home. Their expertise and generosity transformed the endeavor from a pilot trip to a significant effort. Perma-Seal provided almost half of the volunteers, tools, materials and other significant resources. In just four days, they repaired significant structural damage on two homes, replaced four roofs, waterproofed two homes, installed windows, fascia, soffits and re-engineered an unstable porch.
In his annual company address, Roy Spencer, President of Perma-Seal Basement Systems, announced that the company would be making a concerted effort to “make the world a better place”. They are a company that is led by values and ethics, which makes this direction a natural evolution. As Roy indicated, business has a responsibility to give back. Businesses have the ability to make a significant impact on the world due to their access to fiscal, personnel and material resources on a much larger scale.
The employees of Perma-Seal have nurtured and supported this new philanthropic spirit – over 50 of them.