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TPA Employees Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
and Help Build a New Home for a Rhode Island Family

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Oct. 6, 2022

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (TPA)

Twenty employees from TPA gathered in late June 2022 to help build a South County Habitat for Humanity home for a South Kingstown, Rhode Island, family. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization that serves individuals and families in more than 70 countries and every state in the United States. Its work focuses on increasing access to homeownership and housing finance, improving housing affordability and quality, helping communities prepare for and respond to natural disasters, and building strong and resilient neighborhoods.

The TPA team and the new homeowner, who also worked on the construction of the home, raised and secured roof rafters and interior walls, applied house wrap, taped seams, installed blocking for kitchen cabinets, raised and secured roof trusses for a shed and installed exterior sheathing on that building. The family hopes to move into its new home in October.

“South County Habitat for Humanity is doing terrific work in our backyard,” says Christopher Roy, president and COO at TPA. “When John Eustis, our vice president of procurement, brought this volunteer event to our attention, we knew it was a perfect opportunity for the company to give back in a meaningful way to the community. The team had a lot of fun, deepened their bond with each other, and made a personal connection with a new neighbor. And all were amazed at how much was accomplished! I’m very proud of my colleagues,” says Roy.

Eustis notes that he was drawn to Habitat for Humanity’s mission to make the dream of homeownership a reality for people who may otherwise not be able to afford a home of their own.   “The tangible, long-lasting impact that Habitat for Humanity has on the community is admirable and I am happy to play a small part in it. I was so pleased that my TPA coworkers were eager to help,” he says.

TPA employees volunteered with the South County Habitat for Humanity
to help build a home in South Kingstown for a Rhode Island family