ORLANDO, FL (July 18, 2016) – Over the weekend, employees from each of the Correct Craft family of companies volunteered their time to local charities during Correct Craft’s first “Weekend of Service.”
Correct Craft established this Weekend of Service to encourage each of the Correct Craft companies and their employees to serve their local communities. This created an opportunity for each company to support local charities that their employees are passionate about.
The following projects were completed over the Weekend of Service.
Nautique and Correct Craft employees traveled to Boynton Beach, Fla., on Friday to serve at The Lord’s Place, a homeless shelter serving Palm Beach County for over three decades. Employees painted the inside of 17 apartments used to house the men going through a 12-month program to help end homelessness. They also painted parking lot lines and hosted a catered lunch for all the men and the staff at The Lord’s Place.
Bass Cat and Yar-Craft employees assisted in the Backpack Food 4 Kids program administered in their hometown of Mountain Home, Ark. This program provides Mountain Home school children nutritionally adequate weekend meals to help alleviate food insecurity and hunger. Employees helped pack backpacks with food, clothing, and personal hygiene products.
Aktion Parks’ employees organized food drives at both Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC) and Miami Watersports Complex (MWC). Food collected at OWC was delivered to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orlando. MWC collected food benefiting the Miami Rescue Mission.
Pleasurecraft Engine Group employees also hosted a food drive benefiting their local food pantry. Food was collected for “We Care” Chapin between June 20 and July 15. Additionally, on Saturday, July 16, Pleasurecraft employees volunteered their time with a local ministry, Good Works, helping families in the community with basic housing repair such as plumbing, bathroom repair, repairing holes in floors, porches, and steps.
Centurion and Supreme employees hosted a food drive benefiting the Merced County Food Bank. On Saturday, Centurion and Supreme employees held a clean-up day at Lake Yosemite in Merced where they had also had a team giving first-time boat rides to children and families in the community.
SeaArk employees hosted a pool party/cookout for the children of Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home in Monticello, Ark. This Home seeks to provide abused children a place of safety and security where they can grow physically, emotionally, academically and spiritually. The SeaArk employees cooked hamburgers for everyone with chips, drinks, and watermelon.
“I cannot begin to express how proud I am of our Correct Craft companies and employees for investing back in their communities,” Correct Craft president and CEO Bill Yeargin said. “Correct Craft has grown tremendously the past few years and it thrills me so see our new companies joining so willingly in the Correct Craft culture of service. Our team truly wants to make life better for others.”