By Mary Hurton
When members of the community step forward and come together to lend helping hands, the benefits of a day’s work can have a lasting effect.
A group from Legacy Renovation Products and Services did just that, spending the day offering their skills and labor at LASA.
LASA recently vacated their former office on Gravelly Lake Drive in order to accommodate the demolition of the structures on the property. The buildings will be torn down to make way for LASA’s new Client Services Center and Prairie Oaks housing complex.
The crew from Legacy donated an entire workday to help clear out the old office building and adjacent properties, haul furniture, and remove appliances.
The business experiences a lull in projects early in the year and desired to take advantage of the slower period to spend some time volunteering. Legacy contacted United Way of Pierce County to see what agency might need some TLC and United Way reached out to LASA knowing that there would be several projects to keep them busy.
The timing worked out well and the group really wanted to give back to the community, said Troy Axe, President of Legacy Renovation.
Axe and his group brought trucks, tools, specialized skills, muscle, and enthusiasm to the table. Each of those components combined to make for a fast-paced and effective work day which put LASA in position to break ground for the new facilities. This is expected to take place in May.
LASA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing homelessness and recurrent homelessness. LASA offers preventive assistance, such as help with utility bills, in addition to housing programs and case management for Pierce County families experiencing homelessness.
The new complex will feature apartment-style units for fifteen households and will also function as a community center housing numerous services including laundry facilities, a basic needs closet, and LASA’s case management staff.
“After learning more about LASA, I’m really glad that we were able to contribute to the work they’re doing and consider the whole experience a success,” said Axe.
Legacy Renovation Products and Services is a sub-contracting and manufacturing firm specializing in window and door restoration in historic applications. In the past twelve years, they’ve been involved in hundreds of historic projects from residential to large complete commercial renovations. Visit their website to learn more: www.legacyrenovation.com.
To see how you can have a part in LASA’s groundbreaking for this project in the community, visit www.lasawa.org or call 253-581-8689.