Posted by Jessica Killeen, AmeriCorps VISTA Gift-In-Kind Coordinator:
Last week JM Eagle announced some very exciting news and as a valued partner, we want to extend our sincere congratulations to them as they embark on their new commitments as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).
Serving as AmeriCorps VISTA Gift In Kind Coordinator with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, I have the pleasure of meeting amazing, local businesses and connecting them with the opportunity to provide practical and lasting support to our community. JM Eagle has been an enthusiastic and dedicated partner from the get-go, supporting our mission with material donations as well as volunteer labor.
JM Eagle’s product donations have been installed in our Lynwood neighborhood, which will be the first LEED Certified homes in that city. Material donations like those from JM Eagle enable our organization to reduce construction costs, to build quality, sustainable homes, and to serve more local families. In addition, JM Eagle employees recently joined us out on the site, each dedicating a day of service to prepare the ten homes in Lynwood for the deserving families who while live in them for generations.
I have been touched by JM Eagle’s passionate commitment to addressing the needs of challenged communities. JM Eagle’s partnership plays a very special role in our service to Greater L.A. and I look forward to hearing more about their impact around the world as member of the Clinton Global Initiative.
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