Michelle Gallardo volunteered with fellow TPG coworkers Leah Burkhart, Insurance Service Associate, and “Funny Man” Scott Averette, Accountant, at Habitat for Humanity. They helped frame walls, install vents in the rafters, dig out basement wells, and performed general cleaning. Michelle said, “I never realized how much work goes into building a house, how sore I would be the next day, and how much fun I would have helping build a home! It felt great to give back to the community.”

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (founded in 1981) revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable homes, and empowers families through successful home ownership. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East serves Multnomah and Northern Clackamas Counties and has built over 300 homes in partnership with local families. Collectively, Habitat for Humanity International has built over 1,000,000 homes worldwide, averaging one home every seven minutes.