Press Release: 05.07.2018

McCarthy Builds Accessibility Ramp with Heart

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Through the McCarthy Heart Hats community involvement program, the firm’s Kansas City team recently donated its construction expertise with HopeBUILDERS to build a wheelchair ramp for the home of a local family with a four-year-old child with Cerebral Palsy. The ramp was funded by VarietyKC, which provides children with developmental disabilities adaptive equipment and opportunities for activity and inclusion.

HopeBUILDERS is the only non-profit home repair group in Kansas City that provides accessibility modifications to the entire metro area all year round. Each ramp constructed is designed to fit a particular need, client and property. "We enjoyed working with the motivated and skilled group of McCarthy volunteers,” said HopeBUILDERS Executive Director, Greg Wayne. “We look forward to partnering with them again soon.”

“There is never a shortage of McCarthy volunteers who believe in giving their skills and time to those who need it most,” says Steve Mueschke, vice president of McCarthy in Kansas City. “HopeBUILDERS is an ideal organization for us to take what we do every day and make a positive difference in the lives of others, especially for children.”

Hard-working hands and charitable hearts come together to give back through McCarthy’s national “Heart Hats” community involvement program. This initiative, embraced nationally by the 152-year-old construction company, gives staff paid time off to volunteer for a special cause in their area. Many of the company’s community volunteering and charitable contribution are centered around children-focused organizations and missions.

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Since 2000, HopeBUILDERS has been helping people in the Kansas City Metro area live in Safety, Comfort, and Dignity.  They have helped hundreds of homeowners regain hope that their community indeed cares about them. With all the natural disasters occurring around the world, HopeBUILDERS exists to ensure that those in need right in our own backyard are not forgotten.  HopeBUILDERS is a not for profit organization in the KC area who focuses on helping their clients stay in their homes longer and “live in safety, comfort and dignity. HopeBUILDERS provides critical home renovation/repair services and ramp construction for their clients.

About McCarthy Heart Hats

McCarthy employees are as passionate about building better communities as they are about construction. The McCarthy Heart Hats community involvement program is dedicated to encouraging, supporting and recognizing McCarthy employees’ volunteer efforts in a variety of causes to ensure real needs are being met in communities where employees live and work. In addition to recognizing outstanding employee volunteers and providing a company-wide paid volunteer day, McCarthy Heart Hats volunteers donate countless hours of in-kind services and monetary contributions to improve communities each year.

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