NEW VIENNA — Employees from Alkermes in Wilmington spent Wednesday, June 7 framing the Habitat for Humanity home of the Williams family in New Vienna. This is the second year that the company has devoted a day to the organization.
“We are very grateful for Alkermes. We really needed their help this year,” said Tom Matrka, president for Habitat. “Rain has delayed us and we are behind a few weeks.
“We are building two homes this summer. It’s ambitious for a small group like ours to take on two homes, but the need is great and Clinton Countians like a challenge.”
Nicole Stinson, Alkermes lead process engineer, organized the Alkermes team into two groups and prepared the employees for a day of hard labor, but also a very rewarding day. They worked alongside Brittany Stone (soon to be “Williams”), one of the new homeowners.
“I can’t wait to see my house,” said Brittany as she helped Alkermes employees with the framing operation. “I will know that they were part of this, and I am so grateful.”
The adage “Many hands make short work” was true on the New Vienna job site. The employees had a goal and worked both efficiently and with precision to complete it.
“It’s a great team-building activity for any company to get involved in that it helps the community,” said Stinson.
Those interested should contact the Habitat for Humanity office at 937-655-9884 to schedule a time.