Volunteers from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services breathed new life into a portion of SafeHaven of Tarrant County’s Fort Worth shelter Tuesday, September 9. The shelter was damaged earlier this year when a flood caused by a burst pipe rendered 40 percent of the building, including resident’s living quarters and student classrooms, unusable. SafeHaven provides a safe place for nearly 1,000 women and children who need shelter and protection each year. Volunteers painted client bedrooms, bathrooms and dining areas and prepared severely damaged portions of the facility for upcoming construction.
The project is part of the company’s second-annual Week of Caring, which takes place the week of September 8, 2014. More than 3,000 hours of community service will be delivered to ten Greater Fort Worth nonprofit organizations by more than 500 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services volunteers.
It’s eye-opening to realize that doing even small things can have a big impact on our community. Today is ultimately about helping others and contributing to the well-being of women and children. As a volunteer, you can never underestimate your ability to make someone’s life better. A Week of Caring allowed us the opportunity to do just that–give back!” said dealer credit analyst Daphne Hunter.
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services volunteers will be at SafeHaven’s Arlington shelter Wednesday. In 2013, SafehHaven facilitated 23,000 hours of service from almost 1,800 volunteers. To find out how you can donate your time and talents at SafeHaven, visit www.SafeHaventc.org or contact our Director of Community Engagement Krista Moffett.