Hornblower's Respect Our Planet, our environmental education and management program recently started an employee volunteer program called All Hands On Deck. It's been a great opportunity for Hornblower company crew members to get out into our communities and improve them. We've done everything from planting trees, to cleaning up harbors to building houses.
The latter was our most recent accomplishment. Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness. They are in the process of building seven homes in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco.
Eight Hornblower and Alcatraz Cruises employees headed out early one morning prepared for a day of labor. We were fortunate that our frequent winter storms took a break for the one day we were going to be working. The team split up and performed a variety of tasks, including painting, cutting and installing siding, caulking seams, ditch digging and filling and general clean up. At the end of the day we felt proud of the progress that had been made the day we volunteered.
For more information on All Hands on Deck check out Respect Our Planet's Facebook page!