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Archive for month: December, 2017

Volunteers Make a Big Difference

Volunteers Make a Big Difference

This interesting piece of original art was recently donated to the Teays Valley ReStore, and it brought back many good memories.

1886  The National Carbon Company was founded

1917  Union Carbide Co. merged with National Carbon Co. to form Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation

2001  Dow Chemical Company acquired Union Carbide

When The Dow Chemical Company acquired Union Carbide in 2001, many of the Carbide engineers retired early. In their new-found free time, a large contingent of retires started volunteering on Habitat for Humanity job sites building homes.

The leaders among these volunteers formed the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Crews:  groups of dedicated volunteers that worked on the job site on their assigned day every week.

Tuesday Crew

 

Wednesday Crew

 

Thursday Crew

 

Through the years, these volunteers have built many Habitat for Humanity homes for people in need of affordable housing in Kanawha and Putnam counties.

Many members of the original crews are going strong and attended Habitat for Humanity’s Volunteer Luncheon on December 11th in the Homeowner Education & Community Center.

We love and appreciate all our volunteers, but we have a special place in our hearts for the crews.

You can volunteer too! Click here for more information.

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