Dutch Barns, Inc. is proud of its community involvement and donations over the years. But one of the most exciting charitable projects was when the company pitched in to help build a dream for a Lexington family. The local storage solutions provider joined the team of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Lexington-based Hedrick Creative Building to give a Triad family the home of their dreams.
The Creasey family got the surprise of a lifetime in November 2009, when they found out they had been selected to receive this amazing gift. William, Tricia, and their three children live in Lexington, NC. They have faced financial and medical troubles due to Tricia's battle with colon cancer.
Dutch Barns' Owner, Stan Gingerich, said the company couldn't miss the opportunity to give back to such a deserving local family. "It's an excellent opportunity to give back to our community, improve the quality of life for a family and showcase the quality products and services we provide," Gingerich said.
Dutch Barns donated a storage building for the family's new backyard. Several employees also volunteered their time to help with construction of the house and the surrounding landscape. Al Benz, Chief Operations Officer at Dutch Barns said, "This is a chance to be involved in something that is so much bigger than ourselves, and it just feels great to be able to put on our tool belts and jump in to help."
"Everybody needs a storage building, and we build storage buildings every day," said Yolanda Jones, Dutch Barns' Corporate Secretary, "But to see the impact that our work is going to have on this family, and to know we were involved in such an extreme experience for such loving people who have simply been struck by hardship, it just warms the heart."
In addition to the storage building and volunteer time, Dutch Barns donated a gift to the sixth member of the Creasey family, their dog Shadow. It's a doghouse to match the storage building and the family's new home. "Pets are important members of the family too. We couldn't let Shadow be forgotten in all the excitement," Jones said.
For more than 25 years, Dutch Barns has been the area's premier provider of quality storage structures. With locations in Greensboro and Burlington, the company specializes in storage buildings, garages, and gazebos. These convenient buildings are made in a timeless tradition of quality construction right here in North Carolina. Dutch Barns also offers sunrooms, room additions, renovations, and home improvements. Contact a Dutch Barns representative for more information on the company's products and services.