OREM, Utah — Through its “Securing Hope” charitable initiative, Pinnacle Security representatives recently traveled to Belize to help construct disaster-proof housing for needy families in support of the nonprofit organization Domes for Belize.
In November, 27 Pinnacle employees and family members spent one week building eco-domes, which are small dome-shaped homes that provide shelter from hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.
In an effort to raise funds for the project, the company hosted its Third Annual Charity Run. The event raised thousands of dollars for the Domes for Belize program, as well as Pinnacle’s other philanthropic project, Beyond Borders. Employees also donated their sales commissions to provide additional funding.
In addition to building dome homes, volunteers painted a local school and donated boxes of groceries to nearby families. The team completed one dome home and is currently beginning construction on two other homes.
“Families were able to move into the homes as soon as they were finished which just takes a few days,” say Pinnacle Regional Vice President Scott Warner. “It was an amazing experience to build safe homes and create an immediate positive impact for these families. Our entire group was so pleased to be a part of it.”
Next year, Pinnacle plans to build multiple homes for several families in Belize.
To view footage of Pinnacle’s efforts in Belize, click here.