I started working for Comporium in 2007 and discovered very early that Comporium initiatives included focusing resources toward helping the community. Prior to joining Comporium I had spent time on several mission trips and volunteering on the construction crew for Habitat. The volunteering gave me joy and allowed me to use my talents to help others. After learning more about the Comporium Pioneers I knew that the communities we serve would benefit from a partnership between the Comporium Pioneers and Habitat of York County. After meeting with Shaun Barnes a plan was put together to begin the partnership through a home improvement program started by Habitat. The target community was Paradise in Fort Mill. Comporium Pioneers provided volunteers from 2015 - 2018 to repair roofs, flooring, and walls along with building ramps in Paradise. As a lead for organizing a roof repair in 2015, I was a little overwhelmed with the amount of work ahead for my team of volunteers. We would work all day on a Friday and Saturday for 12 hours straight in order to get the work completed. It was a blessing to see so many volunteers show up each day.
I think this picture sums up the type of people that make up the Comporium Pioneers. It was a chilly Saturday evening, the last day and the last hour. We were all exhausted. But Cindy and a crew of several others from Supply Chain and F&C remained on site to finish the work. When organizing projects like these its very rare to find committed volunteers who will make this kind of sacrifice. Thank you Comporium Pioneers! I will remember this day forever as means of motivation to continue to help others.