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Military Family Welcomed ‘Home at Last’

Less than a month into his 2011 deployment with the U.S. Marines Corps, Marine Cpl. Ronald (CJ) Barnes stepped on an IED pressure plate or land mine, resulting in the loss of both legs and damage to his arms and face. Like many veterans, he faced the challenge of finding an accessible home for himself, his wife Katy and their young son. 
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ABC Delaware Earns Top Corporate Fundraiser Award

The ABC Delaware Chapter and its members took part in a Mud Run on Sept. 22 to benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware, earning the title of top corporate fundraising team by raising $13,895 for the cause.
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Building from the Heart

From 1992 to 2011, Scott-Long Construction, Chantilly, Va., focused exclusively on building for not-for-profit clients. As the company’s portfolio expanded to include commercial and for-profit clients, the firm wanted to stay true to its roots of giving back to the community. 
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ABC Staff Participates in Homes for Our Troops Volunteer Day

Staff members from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National and the ABC Virginia chapter spent last Saturday morning with nonprofit, Homes for Our Troops, cleaning up and landscaping with more than 95 volunteers to put the final touches on the brand-new home built for disabled Marine Veteran, LCpl Nick Thom and his wife.
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Golf Fundraiser Supports Programs for Abuse Victims

More than 200 construction industry professionals from Florida gathered for the seventh annual charity golf tournament run by Suffolk Construction, which raised $75,000 to support the nonprofit organization HomeSafe. 
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ABA Holds Annual Back-to-School Supply Drive

The Arizona Builders' Alliance (ABA), an alliance between Associated Builders and Contractors and Associated General Contractors, gave back to the community with their annual Backpack and School Supply Drive, providing more than $10,000 worth of supplies to schools in need.

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Making Great Strides

In the 1950s, children diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) were not expected to live past elementary school. Today, with the help of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, many people with the disease live well into their 30s. Driven by the ultimate goal of finding a cure, Choate Construction has been committed to supporting the foundation’s research and outreach efforts for the past 24 years.
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Shapiro & Duncan in the Community

Shapiro & Duncan, Rockville, Md., believes that building the community they live in goes beyond the physical construction work they do and involves giving back to the people that surround them. Throughout the year, the company and its employees support a wide variety of organizations such as Junior Achievement, Food & Friends, Rebuilding Together, DC Students Construction Trades Foundation, and Operation Renewed Hope Foundation. 
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Patriotic Philanthropy

Since 2010, construction equipment rental company Volvo Rents has supported U.S. military troops through two prominent nonprofit organizations. Volvo Rents’ partnership with the Folds of Honor Foundation, which began in 2011, features a line of patriotic-themed equipment. On average, 20 percent of the revenue Volvo Rents generates from these rentals, which include 50 different types of equipment, is donated to fund scholarships and provide assistance to the spouses and children of killed or disabled service members. To date, the equipment line has raised nearly $112,000 for educational scholarships. 
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ABC Gets Dirty for a Good Cause

The ABC Eastern Pennsylvania chapter joined more than 6,000 other runners in early June as they took part in the largest MuckFest for MS event of the year in Philadelphia, Pa.
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