Champaign Employees Give Back Through a Community Service Project

City of Champaign employees worked side by side on a Habitat for Humanity home build today as a way to give back to the community during National Public Service Recognition Week.  Approximately 20 City employees worked on the Habitat home under construction in the 900 block of West Beardsley Avenue in Champaign.

“Every year as part of Public Service Recognition Week, City staff looks for an opportunity to both give back to our wonderful community and to work on our team building skills,” said Communications Manager Jeff Hamilton.  “This great project with Habitat for Humanity allowed City employees who may not normally work together an opportunity to get to know each other better while working for a good cause.  City staff involved in today’s service project enjoyed the opportunity to give back to the community we love to serve.”

Chad Hoffman, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County said, “We’re very thankful for the City of Champaign and their employees who helped out with our home build today. We rely upon community volunteers to create decent, comfortable and affordable housing for individuals looking to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through home ownership. Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County appreciates the City coming out and assisting us as part of their celebration of Public Service Recognition Week.”

Media Contact: Jeff Hamilton | 217-403-8710 | [email protected]