The Good Stuff, Vol. 51

The Good Stuff, Vol. 51

Welcome to “The Good Stuff”, where we highlight positive news and ways that employees of NAED-member companies go above and beyond to give back to their communities! If you have some “Good Stuff” that you would like to share with tED magazine, find out how below.

In this issue, we’re looking at Border States.

FARGO, N.D. — This summer, Border States sponsored a Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity (LAHFH) home for a deserving family in the Fargo area. With help from volunteers, a community of giving hearts and industry vendors, LAHFH and their partner family, the Adams, celebrated the completion of the home with a dedication ceremony on October 25. The family anticipates moving into their new home by Thanksgiving.

“This Habitat build has been uplifting, fun and fulfilling. I’m so proud of the employee-owners of Border States and the vendor partners who helped as well,” said David White, CEO. “Seeing this deserving family move into their home is really gratifying — knowing the build has made a difference in a family’s life has certainly brought us as much joy as the Adam family.”

“The Habitat organization is grateful to Border States for creating transformational change in the lives of Penina Adam and her children,” said Jim Nelson, Executive Director for LAHFH. “Your actions have lifted this family — and generations of the Adam family — out of the cycle of renting and chronic poverty. The Border States staff gave freely of their time by volunteering over 1,200 hours and made the financial commitment necessary to fund and build the house entirely by themselves — in just six months! We can’t thank Border States enough for the partnership and support they’ve provided to Habitat on this project!”

Over the course of the build, 206 Border States employee-owners volunteered a total of 1,235 hours, and several industry vendors partnered with us to make this community-building project a success, including 3M, Acuity Brands, Eaton, Empire, Encore Wire, Ergodyne, First Aid Only, Honeywell, Hubbell, Intermatic. Klein Tools, Lakeland Industries, Ledvance, Leviton, Louisville Ladders, Milwaukee Tool, MSA, Philips, Southwire, Sqwincher, TE Connectivity, and Weiler.

This home represents the 71st completed Habitat for Humanity build for Cass County, North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota.

Many hands make light work!

Welcome home, Adam family!

The Adam family on their own front porch.

Jim Nelson, Penina Adam and David White.


Find more “Good Stuff” articles here on tEDmag.com.

tED wants to know about your “Good Stuff”. If you work with someone who is helping other people, or a group of co-workers that’s creating better outcomes, we want to know about it.

Please send your “Good Stuff” to Editorial & Web Assistant, Marie Jakle at mjakle@naed.org and Online Editor, Nicky Herron at nherron@naed.org. Send us details, names, and photos if you have them.

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