Calhoun, Georgia – Team members from Mohawk’s Customer Experience Center in Calhoun recently came together to provide flooring and paint to the Gordon County (FRC) Family Resource Center, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing child abuse.
“It started in the fall when Heidi Duckworth, Mohawk human resources manager, and a team of Mohawk employees visited the center to see if there were any service projects they could get involved in,” said Allen Ables, Mohawk Director of Customer Experience Quality. “Initially the discussion revolved around painting the hallways, but then we noticed that their floor also needed to be replaced.”
From there, team members worked together to bring in donations of carpet and LVT from Mohawk, as well as paint from Sherwin Williams and Lowes. On March 11, Mohawk’s 33 volunteers worked shifts to pick up old floors and paint the hallways so that the company’s field service crew could install more than 6,000 square feet of vinyl carpet throughout the building.
“The people at the Family Resource Center are dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in our community,” said Kyle West, territory manager and chair of the CX Team’s Community Involvement Committee. “It’s really something to be proud of to see so many employees from multiple departments come together and create a more inviting space for these children.”
Angela White, Executive Director of the Family Resource Center, said, “We are so grateful to Mohawk for donating time and materials to this project. This was a huge undertaking and it was great to see the Mohawk team come together to give back to the community and give the center a fresh, new look. “
Mohawk employees have also supported the Family Resource Center over the past year with donations of food, diapers and toiletries for families in need, as well as transportation workers who donated new planters for the front of the building.