ORLANDO, Fla. — Earlier this week, 24 Nautique employees traveled from their homes in Central Florida to San Carlos, Ariz., to spend a portion of their vacation building homes for needy families on the Apache Reservation.
Nautique employees provided manual labor by installing doors, beams, windows and roofing for two homes that will be provided to needy Apache families. Nautique worked with the non-profit organization Amor Ministries to bring assistance to the Apache Reservation, which has an unemployment rate significantly higher than the national average.
This is the fifth service trip Nautique employees have taken outside of the Central Florida in the past four years. The previous four trips have included two trips to Mexico to build homes for needy families, a trip to work at a center for homeless mothers in Nicaragua and last year’s trip to build beds for disadvantaged families in Guatemala.
The company is planning another employee service trip in late September to Ethiopia.
“Every service trip we take is incredible and this year was no different,” Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin said in a statement. “The kindness, dedication and hard work our Nautique employees give to benefit those less fortunate and make the world a better place is truly amazing and clearly demonstrates the depth of their caring. I was thrilled to join our team on this trip and am even more thrilled to be part of such an incredible group of people.”