MJB Wood Group Lends a Helping Hand to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

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Wood products manufacturer/distributor and supply-chain management company helps add finishing touches to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity home.

MJB Employees around Habitat for Humanity Signage

MJB Wood Group, Inc. Employees at the Habitat for Humanity home in Dallas

Seeing the positive impact Habitat for Humanity has on this family and on so many other families in our immediate community reinforces my belief in the importance of a strong volunteer spirit.

On a recent Saturday morning, a group of MJB Wood Group, Inc. employees set aside their knowledge and experience of lumber, boards and structural panels to work on their green thumb skills – planting grass, trees and flowers at a local Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity home project.

Although the home had been mostly completed by other Habitat volunteers, the yard was still barren post-construction dirt and rocks. MJB volunteers spent the morning preparing the ground, rolling out sod, digging holes for tree plantings and building a stone-bordered raised bed for flowers and shrubs. Several wood box-planters and an arbor with latticed sides and an arched top were donated by a lawn and garden décor company.

The four bedroom South Dallas residence became home on June 4 to a single mother raising seven children, five of her own plus a niece and nephew. “Seeing the positive impact Habitat for Humanity has on this family and on so many other families in our immediate community reinforces my belief in the importance of a strong volunteer spirit.” says MJB’s CEO Joe Caldwell. “At MJB, we take seriously our responsibility to contribute and hope that we will be privileged to take part in another Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity project in the near future.”

MJB Wood Group, Inc. is a unique company whose roots go back over 50 years. We are a sales, manufacturing, distribution and marketing company that delivers total supply chain solutions. MJB has global reach, with 125 employees and $200 million in revenue. Our 11 sales offices, company-owned manufacturing facility and hundreds of warehouse logistics and value partners are strategically located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, and South America. For additional information regarding MJB Wood Group, please visit our website at http://www.mjbwood.com.

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity (DAHfH) is a Christian ministry that builds quality, affordable homes in partnership with deserving low-income families. The goal of DAHfH is to eliminate substandard housing in Dallas County by building communities of hope, dignity and self-worth. DAHfH works to accomplish goal with the help of families, individuals, faith-based, corporate and foundation sponsors, and local government. For additional information, please visit http://www.dallas-habitat.org.

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