Sargent & Lundy NAYGN Members Get Hands On for ‘Habitat’ in Chattanooga

North American Young Generation in Nuclear members volunteered for Habitat for Humanity

November 21, 2016 - Members of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) professional group from our Chattanooga, Tennessee, office recently participated in a volunteer project for Habitat for Humanity. The NAYGN team was assigned to an area in downtown Chattanooga where the Habitat group has been working for more than three years. Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit housing organization, has a particular mission in this area to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Our volunteers were divided into teams to address all of the tasks assigned for the day, including reconstructing a new front porch, painting multiple doors and window frames, trimming trees and bushes, and also installing a new gate for an existing fence.

Structural Specialist Gabrielle Martens said, "All the volunteers showed up with such a positive attitude and willingness to work on any job that was assigned to them. It was a real team effort, and we were able to get so much accomplished in just one day. Working closely with fellow co-workers to help such a deserving and grateful person was truly special. The big hug at the end of the day was more than enough thanks!"

The NAYGN chapter had a successful day on the job, and the home owners were very appreciative of the work performed.

NAYGN is a North American organization whose purpose is to bring together a young generation of nuclear enthusiasts to develop leadership and professional skills, create life-long connections, engage and inform the public, engage in community service, and inspire today’s nuclear technology professionals to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The group has approximately 100 local chapters across North America sponsored by nuclear utilities and other industry organizations such as Sargent & Lundy.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area is a locally organized and governed nonprofit housing organization that has been building simple, decent, and affordable homes in Chattanooga, Tennessee, since 1986.