Brasfield & Gorrie’s Raleigh office spent a Saturday in April to give back to their community by getting involved with the Brown Bag Ministry
, an organization that provides food, water, clothing and shelter to the hungry or homeless in different areas of North Carolina.
Employees from ABC member Brasfield & Gorrie
’s Raleigh office brought their families and friends, as well as volunteers from the local construction industry, to participate in a weekend community outreach event.
The morning was spent bagging different lunches which were later distributed to the homeless throughout the community. The volunteers were also able to serve a hot meal, which is provided twice a month through the organization.
“We handed out loaves of bread that were leftover and had some great conversations among the volunteers and needy,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Marketing Coordinator, Dana Funk. “We learned a lot about what it takes Brown Bag Ministry to run each Saturday and how they are able to sustain such a great organization.”
Each Saturday, the organization uses about 50 volunteers to help bag the lunches and a few more to distribute them. In just one weekend, Brasfield & Gorrie helped feed more than 1,000 people in downtown Raleigh.
Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation's largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,900 employees, and its 2012 revenues were $2 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 32nd among the nation's "Top 400 Contractors" for 2012.