Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Serving Others at Our House

Human Resources and Finance employees ready to serve lunch.

Garver’s Human Resources and Finance teams left the office for a lunch hour, but they didn’t go to a restaurant. Instead, several employees from the North Little Rock, Arkansas office spent their hour serving others at Our House.

Our House is a charitable organization that shelters the homeless, trains them for jobs, and assists in their transition from poverty. The Our House facility in southeast Little Rock shelters up to 80 residents, with 220 meals served every day. The Garver team didn’t just serve a great meal for over 50 people­— they also cooked pots of homemade chili and brought sides, desserts, and drinks.

Beverly Green, who organized the volunteer effort, has worked with Our House before. “This organization appealed to me because it not only provides shelter for the displaced, but it also requires employment within 16 days of entering the facility.  They teach money management skills and offer job skills training programs to better prepare them for success.”

The Garver team is not done yet: they plan to sponsor a family at Our House, and they will be serving lunch again. “As a matter of fact, we plan to provide lunch monthly,” Beverly said. “I encourage anyone looking for volunteer opportunities this holiday season to contact them.”

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