Helping a homeless person return to work.

The collapse of the housing boom left a carpenter unemployed and his family homeless.

The Franklin Community Center succeeded in helping them find emergency housing and a new job with a construction company.  Tradesman, however, are expected to supply their own tools, hard hats, and other safety equipment.  The Community Center issued a call for help because their funding did not permit them to provide these supplies to an individual.

The Giving Circle immediately responded, by taking him on a “shopping trip” to assure that he had all the resources needed to work as a skilled carpenter.

A few tools helps a homeless person return to work.

A few tools helps a homeless person return to work.

He continues working steadily for his new employer, and is paying forward by frequently volunteering for other Giving Circle reconstruction projects.

Learn more about the Franklin Community Center.