Fifteen employees from Fastrac recently helped Flower City Habitat for Humanity rebuild an abandoned Akron Street home for a Rochester family.
The Fastrac team joined Bank of America and dozens of other volunteers to remodel an aging, abandoned home near Fastrac’s store at East Main and Union streets.
The project is one of two “full-gut rehabs” that Flower City Habitat for Humanity is taking on at the request of the city of Rochester. Fastrac employees worked on the home’s exterior siding and porches, and helped install insulation inside.
“Our company supports Flower City Habitat for Humanity for a very simple reason — we believe in everything the organization does to lift up the communities we operate in,” said volunteer Brett Hughes, director of real estate and information technology. “There’s no place we’d rather be.”
This volunteer effort marks Fastrac’s latest work in support of the organization. Fastrac donated more than $60,000 to Habitat for Humanity efforts across the state this year, including $35,000 to Flower City Habitat for Humanity to celebrate the opening of its 50th store. The company also donated $25,000 to the Utica chapter. Flower City Habitat plays a large role in Fastrac’s annual golf outing fundraiser.
“Throughout our partnership working side-by-side with the Fastrac team, I have noticed how their staff culture nicely aligns with our philosophy,” said Matt Flanigan, CEO of Flower City Habitat for Humanity. “The care their team exhibits toward each other and their passion for excellence in all they do is truly remarkable.”
When construction of the home is completed in March, Fastrac will join in a dedication ceremony as the keys are formally handed over to the home’s new recipients.
“We believe that ongoing, supportive partnerships like this are part of what make our communities tick,” said Tom Waddle, president and CEO of Fastrac Markets.“We’re extremely proud of our partnership with Flower City Habitat for Humanity.”