Tower Federal Credit Union Employees Participate in Christmas In April, Help Renovate Home for Elderly Stroke Victim
[Laurel, MD]—Tower Federal Credit Union employees teamed up with volunteers from the Gilbane Building Company, St. Philips Church, Holy Trinity Church and local sub-contractors to participate in the Prince George's County Christmas in April event on April 26. Christmas in April is a national nonprofit that rehabilitates homes for low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and those with disabilities.
The team of 61 volunteers arrived early Saturday morning at the home of James Brunt of Laurel, Md., and put in a full-day's work providing much-needed repairs. Brunt, 92, is recovering from a stroke.
The volunteers installed new flooring, created a sunroom area, installed a ceiling fan and replaced fixtures, raked leaves, planted flowers, and painted lawn furniture. Tower donated the flowers for the new garden. A large part of the day was spent removing yard debris—enough to fill a large dumpster plus 10 dump truck loads.
"It's always a blessing to help others in need," says Zalena Giles, a Training & Development Specialist at Tower who coordinated the volunteer team. "Thanks to the volunteers sacrificing their time and extending great efforts, we were able to get much accomplished for the homeowner."
Since 1998, Tower has donated over $700,000 to local and national charities.