Brock Mountain Land Co.’s crews came from North Carolina to build steel walls and rock barriers to protect homes and hotels in danger of being swallowed by the sea along the Daytona Beach area’s storm-ravaged shoreline. The blessings these construction workers have brought to Family Renew Community while they’re here, however, have some of us convinced they truly were sent from heaven.
“Angels wearing hard hats! Believe, and God will provide,” Family Renew Community volunteer Carrie Osborn said upon seeing photos of the Brock Mountain team in pro bono action March 22 at our Daytona Beach Residential Campus for single mothers experiencing homelessness with their children. Roughly 20 workers and their equipment spent the full day leveling, landscaping and generally improving the backyard and playground at the campus, which itself took a wallop last fall from Tropical Storm Ian. Several of them came back the next day to deliver and assemble a portable basketball hoop and backboard, because company CEO Quincey Brock said every kid should have one
Brock Mountain Land Co.’s generosity to Family Renew and the families we serve was just getting started. A weeklong project ensued to renovate the organization’s administrative offices in Holly Hill — replacement of ceilings throughout, sealing of the leaky roof, a complete interior paint job, new window blinds and ceiling fans, electrical repairs and more. By the time the crews wrapped up in early April, Brock Mountain Land Co. had donated $20,000 to $30,000 in labor and materials at the two locations.
“We see there is a need in the community, and we do everything we can,” said Eric Burns, Brock Mountain’s sales and marketing director.
Knowing that Brock Mountain Land Co. would have an extended presence in the Daytona Beach area, Quincey Brock wanted the company and its employees to offer hands-on support to an organization in the same way they do back in their small town north of Asheville, N.C., two to three times a year, Burns said.
During their work at Family Renew, Brock Mountain employees were clearly enthusiastic about their charity assignment.
“We create love inside our company. We see opportunities to share love,” Burns said. “We’re a family.”