Members of Carrier’s Communications & Marketing team recently came together for the Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County Women Build. The event meant more than volunteerism and teamwork to Carrier marketing intern London Davidson, who has long been at home in a hard hat.
“I grew up in a Habitat house,” London said, as she joined her mom, Jeni, at the build site. Jeni’s experience as a Habitat homeowner and Habitat development associate has shaped London and fueled her passion for the organization. “It’s really provided me a lot of stability and support, and it’s given me the tools to go on and create a better future for myself.”
London and more than a dozen Carrier colleagues caulked windows, dug post holes and installed doors on two neighboring homes in Jupiter, Florida, for Women Build 2019. The annual, worldwide event engages women to come together to help families build a decent and affordable place they can call home. The homes benefit from both Carrier volunteerism and Carrier products as both homes will have Carrier air conditioning and Kidde fire safety products.
Mary Milmoe, vice president, Communications & Marketing, serves as a board member for Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County and led the build with her team. “Responsibility is a core value for us, and responsibility means more than building better buildings. It means building better communities,” said Milmoe.
Since 1994, Carrier has supported Habitat through volunteerism, sponsorship and product donations. In 2017, Carrier donated 500 ductless air conditioning units to Habitat to be used across the United States, 50 of which were given to the Palm Beach County affiliate. In 2018, Carrier sponsored a home in West Palm Beach – one that was accessible for a family with special needs.
“It’s really empowering to see everyone come together and create something from the ground up,” London said. “Habitat is primarily volunteer labor – so they can’t do it without companies like Carrier.”