Ted was drawn to the idea of working for a social enterprise because he loves the idea of providing a service that both serves the public, while teaming up with Extreme Community Makeover's vision to strengthen Denver neighborhoods.
A number of the neighbors that we help are older people who have lived in their homes for a long time and want to keep up with the outside appearance of their house but are unable to do so. Many of them express their gratitude for being helped with something that they could never have accomplished on their own because of health issues or because they don’t have anyone to help them. They say that their belief in the goodness of others has been renewed.
Participating in the Denver Composts program is great, but using the compost made from the materials collected in Denver’s green compost cart is how we’re able to close the compost loop and really start seeing the full benefits of our actions.
This month's volunteer story from our Extreme Teams leaders features Alicia. Alicia got her start volunteering with Extreme Community Makeover through participating in Work Days with the Mile High Young Professionals group and then eventually became the leader of the Supplies Team, which makes sure everyone has what they need to get the job done during Work Days.