Honeywell workers pitch in to fix house _lowres

Photo provided by Amira Khatib -- Volunteers gathered for a Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge project include, front from left, Chelsea Santone, of State Insurance Agency; Michelle Moran, of Honeywell; homeowner Beulah M. Franklin; Michelle Davis, of Turner Specialty Services, a Honeywell contractor; and David Bennet and Chris Toups, of Honeywell. In back are Dan Mouton, of State Insurance Agency; Randall Jones, Lad Wells and Ryan Varnado, of Honeywell; and Robert Meade, of Turner Specialty Services.

Employee volunteers from Honeywell’s Geismar facility helped repair a home in Gonzales on Oct. 23 as part of the company’s corporate citizenship initiative.

The volunteers, supported by a $5,000 Honeywell grant, worked with Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge to fix the exterior, repair plumbing, provide handicap access and weatherproof the home of Beulah M. Franklin near the Geismar facility. Honeywell donated all of the materials for the project.

“The effort by Honeywell employees to repair the house was fantastic,” said Chris Andrews, executive director of Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge. “The home belongs to an elderly woman whose husband passed away earlier this year, and she is left with the house to maintain on her own. The work we did will make her home a more comfortable place to live.”