PLAINVILLE - Loureiro employees will be lending their time and talents to help with many renovation projects at PARC, a local non-profit dedicated to helping the disabled.
Every October since 2000, Loureiro has given back to the community by helping out a local nonprofit with a project that directly benefits them. Past products have been a garage and classroom renovation at LISA Inc., home renovation at Connecticut Community Care Inc., working on the garage and storage facility at the Plainville Food Pantry, and creating the memorial gazebo at Norton Park, to name a few.
Bob Heslin, project manager at Loureiro Engineering, said PARC was chosen because he “loves what they stand for.” Located at 28 E. Maple St., PARC’s mission is to “promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes by providing family centered support, direct services and advocacy.”
Heslin outlined the work that would be done for PARC:
“We will be sending 40 or 50 members over there at 7 a.m. to work for the day,” he said. “We’ll be erecting a privacy fence along the length of their property, painting the exterior building and doing a major landscaping job. We will also be building a shed for them. I and the other engineers actually had a design contest to see who could come up with the best shed and that is what we will be building that Saturday.”
According to Loureiro.com, Loureiro’s Community Service Projects were established with three goals in mind: “Build Teamwork”, “Educate employees and the community about the power of employee ownership and to celebrate that ownership,” and “Contribute to the community in a tangible way.”
For more information on PARC, call 860-747-0316 or visit parcdisabilitiesct.com.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.