BENEFITING: A NURTURED WORLD INC
EVENT: JMJ Helps Homeowners in Need
EVENT DATE: Sep 22, 2011
Lisa Ingram wrote -
JMJ Associates is a Global Consulting firm specializing in Enterprise Transformation. JMJ is headquartered along with it's Americas Business Unit in Austin, Texas. The employees of JMJ have a commitment to make a difference within the community of Austin and through a voting process selected 1house at a timeTM as a local charity that we wanted to partner with to make a difference.
The JMJ community has split into 5 teams with a goal to raise $5,000 as a sponsorship to renovate the home of a low income familiy to improve quality of life while reducing environmental impacts. 1house at a timeTM helps the most vulnerable members of our community live more comfortably in their homes and reduce their environmental footprint while alleviating the strain of high utility bills. By making these homes more resource efficient (reduce water, energy, and material use), installing solar electricity-generating systems, utilizing renewable energy technologies, and educating homeowners and volunteers, we help people achieve financial self-sufficiency and improve their health and quality of life.
High utility costs impose a significant financial burden for many low- income families, often representing their second highest monthly expense. The inability to pay utilities is second only to inability to pay rent as a reason for homelessness.