Nearly 40 Nautique employees traveled from Orlando, Fla., to the Dominican Republic last week, spending a portion of their vacation time serving those in need in the Dominican cities of Cienfuegos and Mocha.
The employees were divided into two groups. One of the teams spent the first part of the week in downtown Cienfuegos, building tables, benches and chalkboards and applying a fresh coat of paint to a schoolhouse for needy children.
The second group worked on a church and family home in Mocha, about 45 minutes outside Santiago. The team helped finish out siding and windows, as well as installing a handrail and building a stage for the church. The family in Mocha has a completed roof and a door to their home for the first time, thanks to the Nautique team.
“Every year our Nautique employees are involved in projects to help others in both central Florida and around the world,” Nautique president and CEO Bill Yeargin said in a statement. “Each of these trips reminds me what an amazing team we have who are so motivated to both give to and serve those less fortunate. I’m honored to be a part of the Nautique team, a company that truly cares about its customers, employees and making the world a better place.”