This spring Momentum partnered with Protective Life and Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a deserving single mother. What makes this project extra special is that the entire house is built by women-led teams.
“Joining forces with Momentum on this project was a natural fit,” said Eva Robertson, Executive Director of the Protective Life Foundation. “A service project of this scale requires commitment from start to finish, and we are excited about the opportunity to fulfill a need, working alongside our devoted employees, friends at Momentum and volunteers from throughout the Birmingham community.”
Momentum saw this project as a great way to show what women can do when they join forces. The Habitat Women Build project gives Momentum’s partner companies an opportunity for the women in their organization to spend some key team-building time, bringing together employees at various levels and from different departments in the company. That’s the type of networking that happens for men all the time, but from which women are often excluded, either explicitly or by the nature of the activity. The Habitat Women Build project also gives our nearly 400 Momentum alumnae an opportunity to get together and
Many Momentum business partners have organized women-led teams to work on the project. Momentum alumna Ann-Marie Stanford, Director-Supply Chain Special Projects & Supplier Diversity at Spire, shared her team’s Habitat for Humanity experience:
“I am so proud to work for Spire, a company with a mission to advance every community and enrich every life through the strength of our energy. Thanks to Momentum’s partnership with Habitat for humanity on the women build campaign, Spire employees were able to spend a heartfelt day, painting Ms. Dunning’s new home. It was truly great camaraderie for our team and we also had a pleasant surprise because Lewis Communications one of our vendors was also volunteering with us! The day was filled with laughter, smiles, paint in our hair, hands and faces. Shout out to Lora Terry, from Habitat for coming to join us!”
Once the Spire team had completed the painting of interior walls, Encompass Health was on the scene the next day to complete the siding. “Encompass Health’s core value of “stronger together” was certainly present when we served alongside each other, Momentum, and Habitat for Humanity for this women-led Habitat build,” said Crissy Carlisle, Chief Investor Relations Officer at Encompass Health. “We’re proud to have been a part of this building this home.”
The house is nearing completion and will be presented to the new homeowner on May 10th, just in time for Mother’s Day !