Posted August 12, 2019
This month, we want to spotlight a company who has been a long-time supporter of Loveland Habitat. Nutrien has been sponsoring build days with our affiliate since 2012. Nutrien supports Loveland Habitat’s mission because it aligns with the pillars of Nutrien’s mission. Megan LaTour, HR Support Services Administrator, says that Nutrien wants to “Grow our World from the Ground Up.” Both of our missions support sustainability, community, environmental protection, diversity and inclusivity.
Recently, Nutrien has a new program to encourage employees to volunteer their time in the community. The company gives their over 800 local employees 8 hours of paid volunteer time to work at the non-profit of their choosing. Nutrien states that “volunteering is an essential part of the development and strength of individuals and society. Not only is the community rewarded through their efforts of volunteers but the volunteers themselves benefit immensely.” Megan LaTour shares how her time volunteering with Loveland Habitat has touched her heart. In September 2018, Megan was volunteering during Loveland Habitat’s Corporate Build event and she was able to witness a heart-touching Groundbreaking Ceremony for a future habitat homeowner. Then in July 2019, she was honored to present the keys that very same Habitat homeowner. She said that seeing the full circle of Loveland Habitat’s mission was very special and ignites her passion for Habitat’s mission of affordable homeownership.
LaTour states that Nutrien wants to be a company recognized for helping and giving back to the community. Loveland Habitat has benefited from Nutrien’s increased devotion to local volunteerism. This year, Nutrien has participated in 2 Women Build days and will be building in 4 Corporate Build days in September. Their support of Loveland Habitat is shown through recruiting 60 volunteers to build on the construction site and a donation of $11,000 (the cost of a roof for a 3-bedroom Habitat home).
We are so thankful for Nutrien’s continued and dedicated support. Volunteer and donation support of local company’s is what helps us build more homes in our community and Nutrien is perfect example of this.
Thank you Nutrien!