Holladay Properties celebrated Fall Service Week 2021 from October 11 – 15. Multiple offices coordinated events in Indiana, Illinois and Nashville, while all offices and Holladay associates were encouraged to participate. Here’s a recap of the events that took place:
- (South Bend, IN) – The Holladay Hospitality Group (HHG) Team and John Phair had four live TV segments on WNDU, a nationally ranked morning show on Tuesday, October 12, to talk about Holladay’s Service Week and a fundraiser HHG held at The Inn at Saint Mary’s for Pet Refuge. HHG also held a fundraiser for Cultivate Food Rescue, which generated $500 for the nonprofit organization.
- (South Bend, IN) – The South Bend office helped build tiny homes at Faith Mission, which will provide safe, clean housing for homeless persons in Elkhart County. Volunteers spent two days working on projects including interior walls, insulation, sheet rock, installing windows and doors, completing flooring, hanging trim, and cleaning and hanging curtains. The office also spent a day helping to rescue and repackage food for children in need at Cultivate Food Rescue in South Bend. The volunteer crew set a new record of packing over 1,800 meals in 2.5 hours!
- (Indianapolis, IN) – The Indianapolis office organized service projects with IndyParks and HVAF of Indiana. On October 11, volunteers spent the day cleaning up and completing landscaping work at Holliday Park. On October 14, volunteers worked with HVAF to clean and organize housing units for veterans transitioning into society.
- (Portage, IN) – The Portage office spent October 11 at Opportunity Enterprises (OE), helping to clean up landscaping at the main entrance and in an outdoor space that clients and staff use for lunch and relaxation. OE provides services to individuals with disabilities and their families. On October 12, volunteers worked with Chasing Dreams, a group that works with young adults with disabilities, to help some of their clients enjoy a fun painting project at Deep River County Park in Hobart, IN. On October 13, 13 volunteers worked with Habitat for Humanity of Porter County on its Valparaiso build. The crew spent the day installing house-wrap, soffits, fascia, drip edge, siding starter strips, insulation, and blocking.
- (Clarendon Hills, IL) – The Clarendon Hills and Burlington Station offices spent two days working with Sharing Connections, helping prepare furniture and household items for people leaving homelessness behind. Sharing Connections serves up to five families a day and has furnished homes for more than 143,000 individuals since 1986.
- (Nashville, TN) – On October 11 and October 13, the Nashville office organized service projects for the Nashville Humane Association. Volunteers assisted with various tasks around the shelter and interacted with the animals. The office also organized projects on October 12 and October 14 with Habitat for Humanity Restore, where they assisted customers, stocked shelves, and helped display merchandise. The office also organized a project on October 15 at Radnor Lake, where volunteers braved the rain to mulch the walking trails.