FEATURED /// Jun 15, 2021
Building a Better Community
Making our local communities better has always been a big part of the mission at Atlantic Diving Supply. Last week, we did just that, as 12 women from ADS, Inc. rolled up their sleeves to join Habitat for Humanity’s 2nd Annual Women Build Week. The result: A brand new home for a Suffolk family in need.
The work was hot. It was dirty. It was sweaty. And our ADS volunteers loved every second of it.
“Meeting the new homeowner and knowing the impact we had really made it special, and the folks at Habitat were super patient,” said Jen Edwards, Market Manager, Expeditionary and Energy. “Go ahead, ask me about the difference between a stud and a jack. And did you know that a Speed Square is actually a triangle? I love that Atlantic Diving Supply supported us to go spend a day in our community.”
View 2nd Annual Women Build Week photos here
Community volunteerism has always been part of the culture at ADS. Each year the company encourages every employee to spend a full day outside the office volunteering for worthy causes in the community.
Over the years, ADS employees have done everything from shipping holiday care packages to troops overseas, to building homes like this one with Habitat for Humanity.
Since 1990, Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads has helped more than 225 local families become homeowners. Habitat officials say the impact these projects have on peoples’ lives is profound and wide reaching, particularly for young children. Studies show that children of homeowners are 25% more likely to graduate from high school, twice as likely to graduate college and 20% less likely to become teen parents.
“I’m just sending pallets of gratitude to Habitat for Humanity and the women of Atlantic Diving Supply who were part of building something meaningful for the communities they serve,“ said Juile Cooke, Vice President of Vertical Sales at ADS. “When we measured wrong, there was no panic. The team simply found the best tool to remove the nails, moved the stud and carried on. It was simple and easy … and so incredibly rewarding.”
Finding solutions to difficult problems? Sounds like the perfect job for ADS. Thanks to all the amazing women who took part in Habitat for Humanity’s 2nd Annual Women Build Week!