Written by Georgia Champagne, AR Customer Analyst

From Trash to Treasure

2x4s for Hope is a charity that builds tiny homes for veterans in need. The charity built a tiny home in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, only a mile or so from Dot’s Mt. Sterling campus last year. 

Rossiter, who had heard about 2x4s for Hope in his morning meeting, asked his shift supervisor for permission to save the “load bars” that come in on the rear or some inbound loads to save for the charity’s next tiny home build. Dot does not have a use for these boards, so they are either thrown in the trash or given to someone to take home.

“I want to help people who are less fortunate because I know how important it is to have a place to call home,” Rossiter says. “The fact that we are helping veterans makes it all the better—I respect and appreciate them so much.”and career.

Rossiter estimates that they have over 100 boards so far to donate to the charity. Though he hasn’t been involved with 2x4s for Hope in the past, he hopes to be able to dedicate some time to the next tiny home build.

Making a Big Difference
Mark and Chris Lawrence, founders of 2x4s for Hope, are grateful for the donation.  “It was clearly a team effort—everyone knew about the boards. They had them banded, wrapped, and ready. The effort is so much appreciated.”

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