Tacoma, Wash. (May 22, 2018) – For the 6th year, Milgard Windows & Doors worked with Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity to help beautify and prepare homes in preparation for low-income families to move in.
Homes in the neighborhood of Tillicum can now offer a beautiful view to future Habitat families thanks to the hard work and effort of Milgard employees and their family members. A team of five labored to eliminate debris from the job site, move soil and rocks in preparation for a cement patio to be poured and stacked scaffolding. Finishing touches were also added to the home as trim was painted, floor tiles and backsplashes were installed and walls were prepped for insulation.
(Pictured: Dave Hall, Anand Mahajani, Tim Large, Lena Foree, Jeanne Large)
“I was pleased to meet many of the future homeowners and the Habitat crew, who were all very friendly and appreciative of our time and efforts,” said Dave Hall. “Besides getting to leverage my own experience in landscaping, I learned new skills during our build day, including cutting and installing tiles. I highly encourage anyone to give it a try. It is truly a gratifying endeavor.”
Milgard® Style Line® Series, dual pane vinyl windows were also used throughout the Tillicum neighborhood build. They are chosen for many Habitat projects because of their energy efficiency, durability and low maintenance requirements.
“We want to extend a big thank you to our volunteer partners from Milgard that came out for a Habitat team build,” said Kathy Horton, Community Outreach Coordinator for Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity. “They were instrumental in helping level a community yard area that at the beginning of the day was a large pile of dirt and by days end was ready for the next stage of landscaping. It takes many volunteer hands and hours to prepare these homes for our partner families, which also contribute sweat equity into their homes and community, so we appreciate the time that Milgard has provided.”
Habitat for Humanity's presence in Tillicum has made a difference in the community. Now that the homes are owner-occupied with affordable housing, residents have become more actively involved in making improvements to their neighborhood. Reports of crime in the area has been reduced and popular businesses are moving in.