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Huhtamaki - Sacramento employees help build a new home

The employees of Huhtamaki’s Sacramento office stepped up in a big way for a very deserving local family. On June 9, the team spent a day working on a new home with Habitat for Humanity.


The family’s story according to Habitat for Humanity

"Rakesh and Madhu Prasad have three children. The family of five lives in an over-crowded two-bedroom apartment. Madhu's teenage son suffers from epilepsy. Over the past few years, his seizures have become so severe that Rakesh had to quit his job to ensure his son's safety and take care of him. His wife, Madhu, works two full-time jobs in the health care industry to support the family. 


The family has long yearned for a home of their own where everyone in their family would be able to sleep in a bedroom, but they simply have been unable to afford it.  The Prasad family was accepted into the Habitat program and started working on their required 500 hours of sweat equity. They were overjoyed when they received their home assignment with Mr. Prasad exclaiming, 'what an incredible blessing.’"


Sacramento employees presented Habitat for Humanity a $5,000 home sponsorship specifically for this new home in Sacramento. A team then volunteered for a day of construction and working together to bring the house closer to completion.


“We all worked hard, maybe got a little sore, but felt good about contributing to this great cause,” Craig Komulainen, Sacramento Plant Manager, said.