On Saturday, August 17, 2013, staff members from the City of Lee’s Summit Public Works Department volunteered their personal time to assist the Truman Heritage affiliate of Habitat for Humanity in the rehabilitation of a home in Independence, Missouri.
The effort is part of the department’s strategic plan that includes improving employee relations. Department staff, along with volunteers from a local church, worked together to clean gutters, paint a shed, remove overgrown weeks and trees, repair an overhang, clear and clean a driveway of eroding soil, seal foundation cracks, and discard trash.
When asked about his department’s efforts, Lee’s Summit Public Works Director, Chuck Owsley said "This project exemplifies our staff’s willingness to get involved and make a difference, not just in our community, but where the need exists."
The department plans to schedule additional work days with Habitat for Humanity and other local charitable organizations in the future.