TQL Helps Habitat In Alabama
Old habits die hard.
TQL Mobile senior LAE Mikah B. fell back into an old pattern when he recruited 10 office mates to join him on a Habitat For Humanity build Feb. 20.
Mikah began working with Habitat back in Casey County, Kentucky, when he was in middle school.
He kept it up through high school and college at the University of Kentucky before coming to work at TQL headquarters in 2011. He joined Team Mobile about six months ago.
“I moved down here by myself and was looking for ways to get involved in the community,” Mikah said. “I just know it’s a good group and it felt important to me to give something back. I know what kind of impact Habitat can have.
“I don’t want to just excel at work, if that makes sense. I want to be a leader down here in the office, but also in the community. This is a great way to do that.”
Team Mobile joined about 60 other volunteers on the Robertsdale, Alabama, site 10 miles east of the TQL office in Daphne. The finished home will benefit a single mother of five.
“I really appreciate your interest in helping us on this build,” Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County volunteer coordinator Joan Kellis told Mikah in an e-mail. “I am so proud that a Daphne business will support HFH as you are doing. I hope that you and your staff walk away feeling like it was something special for you all as well.”
LAE Seaborn C. – who spent most of the day raising walls and roofing a shed behind the main house - said it was.
“I spent most of the day hammering,” he said. “It was a good opportunity to bond with some of my co-workers who I don’t usually get to interact with like that during the day. It was good to get out there and cut up a little, do some work and have a good time for a good cause.”
This was Seab’s second Habitat build, having done one in New Orleans prior to coming to TQL last year. He said there are plenty of reasons to get involved.
“I did it to get out of myself and to serve the community, to help those less fortunate,” he said. “It’s what we’re called to do, is to serve.”
Consider a career at TQL if you want to be part of a company that invests in more than the bottom line.