Members of the M/I Homes team in Columbus participated in the Columbus Volunteer Challenge on Thursday, September 10th with the United Way of Central Ohio. The Columbus Volunteer challenge has thousands of volunteers from all across Ohio focused on one thing: making a huge impact in our communities!
This year, the Alvis House, a reintegration program, was chosen as the work site for the challenge! Members of our team worked together to stain the fences on multiple homes, and paint the interior of one of their women’s facilities. Both of the sites were early 20th century, Victorian-style homes which really needed a facelift and we were happy to put our painting and staining skills to good use!
During lunch, the M/I Homes team was able to hear the story of one of the women staying in one of the Alvis House homes. Her story was truly moving and her experience with the Alvis House was very uplifting. Arlene Reitter, a staff member with Alvis House, was able to share with the team more about the organization and what the program does for our community. Their mission is to serve individuals and families by providing effective programs and services that foster personal responsibility and healthy lifestyles resulting in safer communities for all. The homes that were worked on are for women who have been part of the criminal justice system, and are looking for a fresh start. The M/I Homes team was told how grateful the Alvis House was for their service, and that freshly painted rooms show their clients that they are valued members of the community who deserve a second chance.
M/I Homes team members were happy to volunteer their time for their local community in Columbus. If you’re interested in learning more about Alvis House, visit their website today.