EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT – PAT HICKEY
Recently, Pat Hickey, Senior Environmental Specialist for Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc., along with his two kids – Jessica (20 years old) and Ben (16 years old) – traveled to Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, Mexico with other adults and youth from their local church.
For 8 days they served at Casa-Hogar Alfa, an orphanage founded in 2001 to take in boys and girls who are victims of poverty, abandonment, abuse, violence, and human trafficking.
The group spent a portion of their time at Casa-Hogar Alfa’s sustainable farm where they installed an attic floor in a dormitory, put in a new cement sidewalk, repaired equipment, and painted a room. The rest of their time was spent at the orphanage where they painted walls, repaired a roof, attended church, and played soccer and volleyball with the children. They also took the opportunity to tour the city and local ruins and hiked to the summit of a nearby mountain where they experienced a 5.7 magnitude earthquake (luckily no one was hurt, and there was no damage to the orphanage)! Pat and his kids agreed that the highlight of the trip was getting to know the local people and the children of the orphanage and helping with Casa-Hogar Alfa’s mission to rescue, love, and teach!
This trip exemplifies what HLR is all about – working hard, having fun, and giving back. Well done Pat, Jessica, and Ben!