POSTED ON June 13, 2016
POSTED ON JUNE 13, 2016
Believing community involvement is the backbone of a healthy community, Pie Consulting & Engineering staff at each of its locations recently fed the homeless as part of its 1000 Sandwiches program.
“Our commitment to community is a core value at Pie and we put into practice to give back as much as we can, as both individuals and as a team,” said Paul Duncan, president and CEO of Pie, a leading provider of building and forensic science services. “Our 1000 Sandwiches program started last year as a way for every employee to directly connect with those less fortunate in a meaningful way. It’s important to give by writing a check, but we believe that true charity lies in taking the next step and making those human connections.”
In Colorado, staff in the corporate headquarters handed out 750 meals and served lunch at Denver’s Samaritan House each week for five weeks earlier this year. Each of the nearly three dozen employees in the corporate office participated as teams in the effort. Samaritan House is a homeless shelter that accommodates 320 men, women and children each night. Residents receive a bed, food, clothing and support services on site.
In Pie’s Dallas office, 7 staff members participated in the program, handing out 500 sandwiches to those served by The Stewpot, a safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals in Dallas.
While the 8-member staff in its Minnesota office handed out sandwiches at the Minneapolis Union Gospel Mission, a men’s homeless shelter.
In total, about 200 charitable hours were logged by Pie staff in the annual effort. Pie provided the meals distributed at each event at all locations.
“Serving brought me a new perspective of what some people are going through,” said Pie intern Jason Beech, who participated in the Dallas event. “It gave me the joy of knowing that I had done something to make many other people’s lives better.”
“It’s a humbling experience to help serve those in need,” said Ryan Joyner in Pie’s Minnesota office. “The experience reminds me that I am no better than those we served. We all go through tough times and I hope the time we served gave them a little more hope and love that may be missing in their lives.”
This is the second year Pie staff participated in 1000 Sandwiches in all three states. In addition to feeding the homeless, Pie created and hosts the annual Cherrity Pie Festival in Colorado to benefit the Anchor Center for Blind Children, Denver-based nonprofit serving more than 400 children a year. Since its inception six years ago, the festival has raised more than $130,000 for early intervention programs and services at the school.
With the company’s support, Pie staff members also volunteer and support a number of other charitable causes. This year, staff will participate in a Habitat for Humanity project, as well as other group volunteer opportunities both domestic and international.
About Pie Consulting & Engineering
Pie Consulting & Engineering is a leading global provider of building and forensic science experts who provide a comprehensive and diverse range of engineering, rehabilitative design, consulting, enclosure commissioning (BECx), construction management, and field performance testing services. Founded in 1999, we service our development, design, construction, insurance/claims, and legal professional clients globally from our headquarters in Colorado and multiple regional offices strategically positioned throughout the nation. To learn more, visit www.pieglobal.com.