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Philanthropy Committee update

The mission of AgBiome's Philanthropy Committee is to find volunteer opportunities in our community to help give back and improve the lives of those who live here. We have several exciting projects coming up and will be providing updates as they happen.

One of the organizations we’ve identified to work with is the Durham chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  This February, we braved the cold and helped build 3 walls with the help of several expert volunteers. Courtney Bogard, one of the AgBiomers on site commented; “It was incredibly rewarding to be able to meet the homeowners and help them construct a safe and beautiful place that they can call their own. It was also a fantastic chance to get to know some of my awesome co-workers and do something meaningful together.” As of early June, the house has been finished! Check it out here. 

IMG_2910 (1) (2).jpgFrom left to right: Ryan Gerber, Srujana Koganti, Sinnikka Smith, Marie Encarnacion, Courtney Bogard, Amber Smith, and Esther Gachango

On Friday, June 16th, the AgBiome Philanthropy Committee worked their second project with Habitat for Humanity on a home renovation in Durham. For this project, nine AgBiomers helped with blocking for drywall installation, electrical outlet removal, preparation of reclaimed wood, and framing in the home. We had a few experienced volunteers and several novices that were able to knock out several projects while on-site. Everyone is looking forward to participating in another Habitat project this fall.

vin.jpgEsther Gachango and Vinh Pham

habitat.jpgFrom left to right: Tim Ave-Lallemant, Kayla Owens, Ryan Gerber, Kestrel McCorkle, Sinnikka Smith, Chip Peele, Esther Gachango, and Tracy Raines. Not pictured: Vinh Pham

If you would like to donate or volunteer visit http://www.durhamhabitat.org/

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