Boston – Several BOND employees recently volunteered their time and skills to update a 19-unit home belonging to Malden-based Housing Families Inc. (HFI), a non-profit organization founded in 1986 by community members concerned about the growing crisis of homelessness among families in the cities of Malden, Medford, Everett, and Revere, as well as Boston and surrounding communities.
BOND employees from cities and towns throughout eastern Massachusetts converged at 354 Cross Street in Malden on Saturday, June 7th, to fix trim around windows; replace railings on porches; re-stain railings and spindles; landscape; and perform other home improvement tasks on the Housing Families property.
BOND, a leading Boston-based, 107-year-old, family-owned construction manager, is a firm believer in the notion of doing well by doing good, and an essential component of the company’s philosophy is giving back to the communities they serve.
“BOND is excited to once again work alongside Housing Families on improving the lives of the homeless,” said Robert Murray, BOND President. “We are very proud of our employees who volunteered their time and service to make a direct impact on the city and citizens of Malden.”
Housing Families has grown into one of the largest providers of family shelter in Massachusetts. Serving more than 250 homeless families, including more than 450 children, each year, the organization provides temporary emergency shelter and affordable housing units, and offers an award-winning after school program. HFI’s central mission is to help families build the skills and understanding they need to make a successful transition into their own homes, and to prevent the recurrence of homelessness.
“We are thrilled to have BOND support our mission of ending family homelessness,” said Jim Goebelbecker, Chief Executive Officer for Housing Families. “The employees’ generous donation of a full weekend day and construction skills to improve our property exemplifies their corporate values of giving back to strengthen the community. Thank you to all our friends at BOND for making a difference and ensuring our families have a safe home.”