One of the many things we, as a company, look forward to each year is partaking in the Salvation Angel Tree program. This year we supported 50 children and our team’s participation was incredible. For the past few weeks, tricycles, bicycles, scooters, play kitchen sets, wagons, clothes, shoes, jackets, and bags and bags of toys filled up our lobby and offices as our team bought gifts for children who are in need and may not get to have a Christmas.
This is our 7th year participating in the program but our involvement with the Salvation Army goes back over 30 years. Our first project we completed for the Salvation Army was a conservatory building at their Camp Keystone camp facility in Starke, Florida in the early 1990’s. Since then, we have completed over 100 projects all throughout Florida and even in San Antonio, Texas from chapels, Family Stores, adult rehabilitation centers, warehouse-storage spaces, a holiness center, a lodge, multipurpose buildings, camp cabins, a pool, a dining hall, and their divisional headquarters in Lutz, Florida.
Through the years our relationship with the Salvation Army has grown strong and remains near and dear to our hearts. When we are not constructing or remodeling a new space for them to serve others, we are attending fundraisers, ringing bells, serving on boards, donating time and funds, and buying gifts for children for Christmas.
As we delivered the gifts last week to the Salvation Army, it was quite amazing to see how our communities have stepped up and supported this program. It is truly an honor to be able to play our part knowing the joy to be had from all those children on Christmas morning.