Showing We Care: The ForestLink initiative
In early November, the Stroud Homes Coffs Harbour team donned their work gloves and got busy planting, fertilising, mulching and watering with Coastal Works on their Bush Regeneration Team Plant.
The team worked on a section of land near Coffs Creek at William Sharp Drive as part of the Stroud Homes ForestLink initiative.
This initiative ensures that each of the Stroud Homes franchisees supply and plant 15 trees for every home that they build.
“We planted just over 150 native species of young trees, and the wheels are already in motion to do another lot in early 2019,” says Coffs Harbour builder Yarren Henwood.
“With land being developed and new homes being built, it’s quite important for us to give back to the environment and help bush regeneration projects to keep the ecosystem thriving in our local area.”
The good works don’t stop there for Stroud Homes Coffs Harbour. In August 2018, 100% of New South Wales was declared in drought. This led to the team brainstorming with neighbouring franchise Stroud Homes Tamworth to find a way to help struggling local communities.
“With generous donations from clients, subbies, suppliers and other Stroud Homes franchises we made two trips out to Tamworth to deliver much needed livestock feed and general household supplies.”
“We initially were only going to do this for the month of August, September and October, but with the drought being so relentless we decided to continue this offer for a few more months.”
The team from Coffs Harbour are all passionate about giving back to farmers who are doing it tough as they each have a farming connection and understand the need for small, local businesses to lend a helping hand.
“We can’t make it rain, so the least we can do is try to help and relieve a little pressure off the farmers out there who are doing it tough until the drought breaks.”
Peter & Kerryn nominated the $500 from their contract to go to the Dorrigo Day on the Hill event for drought relief
Another way Stroud Homes Coffs Harbour continues to show community support is by using local sub-contractors.
The team take a lot of pleasure in thanking their sub-contractors because without them they couldn’t build homes and make dreams come true for families.
In December, they showed their subbies some love and hosted them for a day at Mylstom.