2019 Best Practice Award Winners: Community Partnership
Two organizations were the recipient of this award. Project Houseworks received it for “Warm the Metro," an annual event in collaboration with a Heating and Cooling Contractors Association that provides free furnace maintenance checks, and for their partnership with a local electricians' union annually for "Powering Hope" in which volunteers provide free electrical repairs.
Rebuilding Together of the Triangle (RTT) was the other recipient; they received this award for their partnership with the local health department to provide solutions for homes occupied by lead-poisoned children. Environmental health nurses help find the family a place to stay while RTT makes repairs using lead safe work practices. Once a 3rd party verifies that the lead hazards are stable and contained or removed, the family moves back in.
Mission Serve received an honorable mention in this category for their partnership with the Fair Bluff, North Carolina community that began after Hurricane Matthew.