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In addition to managing office buildings, STOLADI also manages an affordable housing project in Southwest Washington, D.C. The closure of non-essential businesses has hit this community hard, so we sent $50 grocery store gift cards to each resident to help them through this difficult time.
-Stoladi Property Group, Washington, D.C.
Granite Properties is a privately held commercial real estate investment, development and management company with offices in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Denver and Southern California.
In response to the pandemic, our Granite teams created a united front across all markets to support our local communities by donating to local nonprofits. We shared information about every nonprofit on Granite’s social media pages to show our followers how they can help their communities. Granite also encouraged employees to use Granite’s matching program by donating to causes they feel passionate about. The Granite teams donated to the following nonprofits:
- Dallas: North Texas Food Bank, Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County, Meals on Wheels Collin County, Austin Street Center, The Salvation Army of North Texas, Mi Escuelita Preschool and Plano Animal Shelter.
- Houston: Houston Food Bank, Friends of County Pets and Meals on Wheels of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston.
- Denver: Food Bank of the Rockies.
- Atlanta: Giving Kitchen, Helping Mamas Inc. and Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.
- Southern California: Pasadena Ronald McDonald House, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and March of Dimes.
In addition, Granite employees across all our markets are participating in sending handwritten letters, cards or their kids’ drawings to assisted living facilities. Nursing homes aren’t having visitors due to the pandemic and residents may be feeling lonely. Over the past few years, Granite has been honored to host Silver Bells, an annual charity event - which engages our customers to pack personal care packages for assisted living facilities for the holidays. The letter writing campaign is another way to help our nursing home partners in Dallas, Houston, Denver, Atlanta and Southern California and lift the spirits of the residents.
-Granite Properties, Houston, Texas
I couldn't be more proud to work at Confluent Development. To help alleviate the increased food insecurity issues during this crisis, my firm has donated to Volunteers of America Colorado’s Meals on Wheels program, supporting the delivery of 5,000 days’ worth of meals to home bound seniors throughout the state. We have also provided financial support to Food for Thought, covering 20,000 meals for Denver-based families in need.
Aside from that, we are supporting restaurant tenants and other restaurants located near our active job-sites by purchasing gift cards and box lunches to support the businesses during this time. In turn, Confluent Development is handing out the gift cards and meals – up to $5,000 per project – to the construction crews at our job-sites throughout the nation, to express gratitude for their continued work on the projects.
-Confluent Development, Denver, Colorado
We cannot credit our IT Dept. enough! They had been working on a teleworking option for about 8-9 months anticipating another 'snowmaggedon' or derecho here in the DC/MD/VA metro region and we were prepared with cloud-based software, proper licenses and laptops for everyone. Thankfully we are deemed 'essential,' so we continue to move forward with projects in design and in construction. We can still perform site surveys, at the individual employee's discretion and personal circumstance. Submittals, RFI's and most meetings are all online. Our marketing group are still responding to RFP requests and we are continuing our business development efforts and outreach to clients. On the fun-side, we hold a weekly "Quarantini Happy Hour" for the company online via MS Teams and it's great to see your coworkers faces and hear them laugh!
- GHT Ltd., Arlington, Virginia
CRB provides Architectural, Engineering and Construction services to the industrial and life science markets throughout North America and Europe. For over 35 years, we have been working with industry leading food & beverage, science & technology and biopharma companies scale up, expand and develop facilities for life-changing solutions. More recently, we have been helping clients around the world ramp up or retrofit facilities to develop new forms of testing and treatments for COVID-19. Our goal is to keep our employees and their families safe, while providing technical solutions to this crisis. We will get through this together.
- CRB, Los Angeles, California
Contour Engineering’s Director of Business Development, Tara Lane, created a networking group called Shotgun Sisters several years ago to teach women how to shoot sporting clays so they can take their clients and also participate in the AEC industry clay shoots. These shoots involve networking and building relationships as well. The Shotgun Sisters group now has a financial assistance option available so that if a member finds themselves unemployed during the COVID-19 crisis both individuals and/or their companies can contribute financially. There is power in numbers. If all members give only $1 then that Shotgun Sister can buy groceries for the month. If all members give $10 then that member can pay their rent or mortgage. It gives each member a sense of support and a bit of relief to know that the group is behind them if needed.
- Contour Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia
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