This June, employees in Longview, Texas, contributed their time and talent volunteering to work on two Komatsu-sponsored Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity builds.  Employees worked on two houses next door to each other on Texas Street. While volunteers were installing hardware on one house, next door others were installing roof decking.

The local Habitat recently expanded their service area to serve three counties. Since 1985, this organization has extended a hand to more than 400 families experiencing poverty in Longview.  With the expansion, services will extend beyond the boundaries of the city limits to partner with new communities and bring Habitat programs to their cities.

“Success in Longview made this growth possible and only occurred because companies such as Komatsu joined us as partners, donors, sponsors and volunteers,” said LaJuan Hollis-Gordon, Executive Director. “Thank you for being an integral part of the Habitat mission.”

When asked why he volunteered on the build, Heat Treater Fernando Gutierrez said, “God has blessed me with a home for my family and I could not pass up an opportunity to be part of a project to help someone provide a home for their family.”

A big thank-you to the following volunteers for this recent event: Don Crawford, Jerri Fort, John Francisco, Stephanie Griffin, Fernando Gutierrez, Jamie Hoch, Bart Holland, JaCorey Key, Martin Martinez, Tracy Mathews, John Miller, Joy Morriss, Julia Riner, Sandra Terry, Shane Wilson.

Longview Habitat for Humanity in-story