Friday, April 8th, 2011 by Samantha Gray
Virginia Beach- Two JES Basement Systems employees have participated in the March 26, 2011 Rebuilding Together® 5K Race in Richmond. JES also sponsored the event. JES provides wet basement solutions, crawl space encapsulation and foundation repair to most of eastern Virginia; and as a 15-year expert they have grown quite involved in the community.
The two employees; JES Office Manager; Patty Griffin, and JES Foreman; Terrance Austin began the race at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011. The trail led from River Road United Methodist Church through Sleepy Hollow. Griffin and Austin completed the race together serving as each others' support. The team finished in 35 minutes and 39 seconds. Griffin placed second in her age bracket.
According to Amy King, director for Rebuilding Together Richmond, the 5K brought in about $3,000 that is going toward the National Rebuilding Day being held Saturday, April 30, 2011.
The race is proof to Richmond locals that people still want to help those in need all the while representing their employers.
"I ran the 5K for two reasons: I wanted to represent JES and I wanted to do it just to see if I could because I had just taken my exercise to a new level. It felt good to complete it and yes I did train for it with coaching by Richard Masters and Barry Kennedy," Griffin continued, "I could not have done it without Terrence. He was a huge encouragement the whole time. Terrence was a great running partner."
JES also provided custom printed water bottles, which the participants utilized at the completion of the 5K. The bottles read, "Water is for drinking. Not for your Basement or Crawl Space!" This creative slogan was developed by JES marketing specialist, Eric Lackey.
JES Basement Systems is a local basement, crawl space and foundation repair expert. They specialize in crawl space repair in Virginia and service much of the eastern half of Virginia. With 15 years of experience and as a member of the internationally recognized Basement Systems, Inc. network-- JES is an experienced and certified expert.
About Rebuilding Together® Richmond
Rebuilding Together is a national organization where people come together to rebuild low income housing areas, offer assistance to the elderly and disabled homeowners in maintaining their properties, and repair non-profit facilities.
The Richmond branch is planning to restore the East End focusing on Peter Paul, 7th district, this year and Eastview, 6th district, in 2012. It is hoped that the future assistance will surpass the superb work from last year: 42 homes and one non-profit facility restored; $160,000 cash donations; $700,000 in market value; 1,200 volunteers; and more than 12,000 hours of volunteer work.