Pinnacle at home with charity

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03/22/2011

I wrote here in December about Pinnacle Security helping to build homes for residents of Honduras through its new charitable initiative called Pinnacle: Securing Hope. Now the company’s latest project under the initiative has involved helping build a home for people in the company’s own home city of Orem, Utah. 

Pinnacle, one of the leading summer model residential security companies, announced on March 16 the completion of a project in that city in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Members of Pinnacle's installation department volunteered their time to do the final work on a home that had been built but needed inside finish work before its new owners, a single mother and her two children, could take occupancy, the company said.

The 12 Pinnacle volunteers finished indoor painting, installed appliances and completed trim work in the house, according to the company.

“We found out about the project through Habitat for Humanity of Utah County and were really pleased to have the opportunity to participate," Stuart Dean, VP of corporate communications for Pinnacle Security, said in a statement. “We have enjoyed serving all over the country, but there is something special about being able to help right here in our backyard.”

“Habitat for Humanity depends on volunteers like Pinnacle's team to complete and further our mission,” said Rachel Wyatt, Habitat's volunteer coordinator, in a statement. “We always appreciate companies and individuals that are willing to step-up and get the project ready for a deserving family.”

 

The company said its Securing Hope initiative, announced in fall of 2010, has included building homes and installing solar panels and electricity in Honduras, and becoming the first corporate sponsor for Sustain Haiti, a local NGO focused on rebuilding earthquake ravaged Port-au-Prince with sustainable assistance. Company teams are planning a trip to Haiti this spring to continue rebuilding efforts as well as a trip to Africa to build homes and install electricity, the company said.