From Home Furnishing Business
Surya Employees Pitch in for Habitat
Twenty Surya employees and their family members recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity home-build in the Calhoun, Ga., area.
The Surya team volunteered their time and energy on a Saturday to help landscape the new home, which is scheduled to be completed by early fall. The project is part of an initiative by Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County, Ga.
“At Surya, we are unified in our commitment to serving the communities in which we live, work and serve each day,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya, Calhoun, Ga. “Participating in the Habitat for Humanity project not only provides us with the opportunity to support our neighbors in Calhoun, but also builds our team spirit through a shared undertaking that will make a lasting difference.”
Each year, Surya sponsors various initiatives in the villages where its weavers reside, including providing 7,300 schoolchildren in rural India with nutritious lunches via Akshaya Patra and donating high school scholarships for 200 Indian girls through East Meets West. The company also sponsors educational and vocational training for 160 students through Project Mala.
Surya looks forward to participating in a local Habitat for Humanity project again in the near future, with plans to volunteer on an ongoing basis.