alliantgroup and Habitat for Humanity Day 3

Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped 6.8 million Americans achieve the dream of homeownership. alliantgroup is so proud to be a part of this enduring legacy, giving back to the community and helping families achieve the goal of obtaining safe and affordable housing.

Construction on the new home began at 7:30 am and lasted for three days while alliantgroup volunteers helped to erect the exterior and roofing of the house. The majority of alliantgroup volunteers had no previous construction experience and worked together in teams to use an assortment of power tools and transport heavy building materials across the construction site and roof. Teams collaborated and communicated with one another to accomplish a variety of different tasks, but most importantly, empowered one another to take on the many new responsibilities needed to complete the build. The project was not only an remarkable way to give back to the community, but also strengthen the bonds linking alliantgroup teams as family.

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.