When I was 16, my mom and I volunteered at the Kentucky Humane Society and I’ve been volunteering ever since. When I started working at Honeywell I discovered that while Honeywell Hometown Solutions supports local projects, we didn’t have a service day in Louisville. I wanted to change that. After months of planning, 35 Honeywell employees and family members gathered at St. Vincent de Paul to paint their Open Hand Kitchen that provides two free meals a day, 365 days a year, to anyone in need, and serves 140,000 meals a year.
“We’re grateful for the assistance we’re receiving from Honeywell employees,” said Ed Wnorowski, St. Vincent de Paul’s executive director. “Our Open Hand Kitchen, located in a former church sanctuary, is the most beautiful building on our campus, with its altar and stained-glass windows. But it’s also the most highly utilized building here on our large, inner-city campus.”
Congressman John Yarmuth also thanked our group for serving the community and WAVE 3, local NBC affiliate, provided media coverage. “Honeywell has hundreds of employees in the Louisville area who live and raise their families here,” said Ray Roberge, director customer service, Honeywell. “As Honeywell employees, we are proud to be a part of this community and to have the opportunity to lend our skills to help families in need.”
Just like my mom did many years ago, many employees brought their kids to volunteer. Maybe now they will continue to serve as I have. Let us know how you like to serve your community.