The “Women in Construction Council” at the Microsoft construction project located in Boydton is leading the effort of giving back to the community. In June of this year, five women from various trades at the construction project developed the Women in Construction Council to assist other working women and the community.
They have sponsored a food drive to help the community and provide for those who are in need this Thanksgiving holiday. The month of November was designated to collect cash donations and non-perishable food items from the men and women working at the Microsoft construction project.
With the donations provided and volunteers from the workforce, 34 families from Halifax County, Mecklenburg County and Charlotte County were provided a Thanksgiving dinner.
“I feel very honored that I was invited to participate in this food drive. Giving back to our communities not only helps low income families, it also brings everyone together for a great cause,” said Carmen Franklin (Walbridge).
“Speaking as a person that was once one of the family’s that needed a hand out like the meals that we’re putting together, I am honored and blessed to be a part of a team to help others,” added Ebony Thompson (ACI).
“It’s an honor to give back with our colleagues,” said Felicia Young (M.C. Dean).
“It’s just a wonderful feeling to know that we are helping make someone’s day with family special on this Thanksgiving holiday,” said Justine Lagmay (M.C. Dean).
“I couldn’t be prouder to be part of the a grateful and caring work force here in Boydton,” concluded Bob Couture, Microsoft project director.
This drive was successful with the help of Microsoft, MC Dean, Walbridge, IES and various sub-contractors.