Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 -- Strong, LLC donated funds to help build three houses over the course of four days for an employee’s mission trip to Guatemala.
Two truths in the world of advertising are “location is everything” and “ask for the business” when speaking to a prospective client. For Strong, LLC employee Ashley Hatch, both statements proved to be relevant and led to happiness for under-privileged families in Guatemala.
In Strong’s Birmingham offices, Hatch’s desk sits right outside the door of company owner John Paul Strong. When discussing her vacation plans with co-workers, Strong overheard Hatch say she was going to Guatemala and finding that an unusual destination he asked her why. Hatch explained she was joining 43 members from The Brook Church of Madison, AL to help in building three houses in four days in the village of San Raimundo. “What she did next is the sign of a true volunteer,” said Strong. “Ashley asked if we would like to make a donation and support their effort.”
Not only did Strong, LLC lend support to the church’s mission trip, several of Hatch’s co-workers made personal donations. Working in conjunction with the charitable foundation Casas Por Cristo that serves both Mexico and Guatemala, the volunteers constructed the three houses with cement foundations, windows and doors, and even electricity; most homes in the village were made from cardboard, wood pallets and scrap materials. With housing needs met, these families can use their resources for food and necessities rather than shelter.
Upon returning from the early July mission trip, Hatch proudly showed pictures of the new homes – each with a group of smiling children in the foreground. Strong said, “When you see staff members give of their free-time to help the community locally and world-wide, it says a lot about their character and we’re proud to have them on our team!”
To learn more about Casas Por Cristo log on to http://www.CasasPorCristo.org.
About STRONG, LLC:
STRONG LLC is an automotive research and media company working with dealers and manufacturers in the United States. The company headquarters are located in Birmingham, Alabama and can be reached at 205-313-4000 for more information.
Gayle Rogers, Strong, LLC, http://www.strongthinking.com, 205-313-4000, [email protected]