At Saarman Construction, we believe in making the world a better place. This isn’t just a commitment we make in our services or to our employees; it’s also what drives our company’s charitable giving.
Community is important at Saarman. Not just the community we’ve built within our company walls or with our customers; but this epicenter of innovation – the wider Bay Area – that almost all of us call home. To say thank you to that local community, we’ve been working closely with two non-profits to give back and wanted to take a minute to share a bit on the organizations chosen and their objectives in our community.
In support of healthy living through the transformation of soil and community, we chose Urban Tilth to receive a donation. We join with them in their belief that, “environmental restoration is inextricably connected to economic and social restoration” and are “committed to training and employing local people, working collaboratively within community…and growing food.” They have a proven track record working with high schools and employ several of their former students. This is an example of empowering energetic youth, creating a gift that keeps on giving.
We were introduced to the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. The Sisters are a small group of nuns, living cloistered in the center of Haight Ashbury. They spend their days utilizing the power of prayer for the benefit of all humanity. Their only form of exercise is swimming in a small pool, whose wooden enclosure has decayed beyond repair. We value Engineered many alternatives to rebuilding this structure within their very limited budget. The job was finished in late 2013 and the sisters now have their pool back and are able to get their exercise once again.
Giving back to our community is a hallmark of Saarman’s corporate culture; we feel it is vital to our mission and each year we find meaningful ways to give. We thrive because our local community supports us; so it is important to us that we give back to our community.