Habitat for Humanity Day 1

alliantgroup launched its inaugural Youth and Community Investment Initiative with Habitat for Humanity last week, with over fifty-five volunteers signed up to build a home for one very deserving family in Houston’s Brentwood Neighborhood! alliantgroup’s new initiative focuses primarily on investment in the community while giving back to families and children who are less fortunate. As a natural extension of alliantgroup’s wellness program, this new initiative gives professionals the opportunity to invest their time and energy not only in themselves, but in others, fulfilling a need for community and social wellness, while helping to create a better place to work and live.

Over the three day build, alliantgroup teams worked together to accomplish several major structural jobs to construct the shell of the house and roof. Teams installed paneling around the exterior of the house, laid and positioned the trusses of the roof, hammered thousands of nails, and cut windows in the front and sides of the home. Together, our teams accomplished the amazing feat of building a house and making a lasting impact on our community.

About the Author:

A native Houstonian, Melanie has always had a passion for health and wellness. After spending the first part of her career in corporate education for LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy), Melanie went back to school to study health and wellness to ultimately obtain her Masters in Exercise Science Health Promotion with a specialty in Wellness Psychology. Melanie loves helping people live their best lives through healthy living and successfully integrating work, family, fun, movement and nutrition. Melanie’s research in workplace wellness led her to develop innovative programming for employer wellness groups at Humana. While there, she wrote large group and special population programming to help Humana’s members find their healthiest ways of living tailored to their specific lifestyle needs. Additionally, she was a national educator for Lifetime Fitness working on programming for Group Fitness, specifically yoga and barre. Melanie has been in the wellness industry for over 10 years and along with wellness programming, she is also a yoga instructor, barre instructor, and meditation teacher.