Pavestone recently teamed up with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Marvin Lewis Community Fund for the 6th consecutive year for the 11th annual NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle, an initiative that promotes volunteerism in communities. Each year the event creates or refurbishes a playground in Cincinnati, and Pavestone employees participate by volunteering labor and product. The event had more than 500 volunteers from Pavestone, Home Depot, and various other partners.
This past year’s Hometown Huddle project took place in Cincinnati’s Evanston neighborhood, and included the construction of a walking path, refurbishing a basketball court, expanding a community garden, building a storage shed, and installing new landscaping. Pavestone assisted in building a tree ring from Pavestone pavers with the names of the Bengals players engraved in the stones.
The Evanston neighborhood is comprised of 10,461 low-income residents, 27.3% of which live below the poverty level. In Evanston, 1 in 5 families are single-mother homes, and just 18% of the overall youth of Evanston continue their education in undergraduate colleges. This project will serve as a lasting gift to the community for residents, children, families in Evanston.
Pavestone Sales Rep and November Employee of the Month, John McDulin, with the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, Marvin Lewis.
Volunteers look on and snap photos as Cincinnati Bengals players get to work.