On Friday June 15th, GTE went out of the office and into local neighborhoods along with Pittsburgh’s Open Hand Ministries. In an effort to help low-income families become financially stable through homeownership, Open Hand Ministries rehabilitates vacant properties drawing upon donations, local contractors, and volunteer work.
GTE provided a long day of hauling, digging, demolition, and repurposing of materials—the difficult yet rewarding effort needed to jump start the wellbeing of many of these families. With a bit of sweat and a lot of bonding, GTE is proud to make a lasting difference in its community while fostering teamwork among its ranks.
Not only did we have a great time, but we got a chance to learn new construction techniques and home rebuilding strategies, such as when to repurpose a chimney to maximize both space and heating efficiency. Take a look at some of our pictures from Friday and see the GTE team at work!