DCECU employees volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

A team of 11 volunteers representing Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union was among more than 1,000 communitywide volunteers who participated in Midland County Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual Neighborhood Revitalization, a program that focuses on home preservation, critical home repair and weatherization.

The Aug. 2 through 9 event resulted in the rehabilitation of the exteriors of 15 homes in neighborhoods surrounding Midland High School. The DCECU volunteers participated on Aug. 6. For 2019, the Neighborhood Revitalization program’s projects included painting and scraping, roof repair and replacement, driveway removal and replacement, gutter work, screen door replacement, landscaping, and various other projects.

“I had so much fun,” said DCECU Loan Servicer Lisa Spangler, who painted fence railing. “Mary Kay, the homeowner, was a super sweet lady and spent the afternoon with me painting. She wanted to be involved, not just watching. It was such an awesome day.”

DCECU Executive Assistant to the CEO Susan Phillips said Spangler’s experience is typical of how her colleagues feel about volunteering for this activity each year.

“Our employees look forward to the Neighborhood Revitalization every year because it gives them a chance to get out and support the community and to connect with the homeowners they are helping,” she said.

A collage of images showing DCECU employees working in the yard of a Habitat for Humanity house in Midland Michigan

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