As part of its ongoing community giving program, Thorntons employees participated in the company’s annual volunteer Humanitarian Day on Sunday, Nov. 11. This year’s focus was two-fold on behalf of both downtown Louisville’s Portland neighborhood and the tornado victims of Henryville, Ind.
In conjunction with Projects With Purpose LLC, the New Orleans-based organization that coordinates and furthers humanitarian initiatives nationwide, volunteers helped to renovate Catholic Charities of Louisville headquarters’ storage facilities.
An array of volunteers helped perform tasks, including building out a new storage area, as well as repairs and refurbishments to, and the reorganization of, existing storage space at the Portland location. These storage areas are essential for the services that Catholic Charities provides as it houses all donated food, clothing and other necessities for the individuals and families it serves.
Work was also completed on the Henryville, Ind. community that was ravaged by the tornado outbreak of March 2012. Volunteers fully framed eight houses and 10 sheds that were then shipped to the victims still in need nine months after the tragedy that completely or partially destroyed almost 200 homes. The efforts guaranteed an additional eight families a new home plus the sheds that accompany them, indispensible for the tools and farming equipment that sustain them.
Thorntons’ volunteers further prepared 150 Thanksgiving Day food baskets for families.