Fortis in the Community: Blanchet House
Three years ago, Fortis finished construction of the Blanchet House of Hospitality’s new 30,000-square-foot, LEED Platinum facility. To give back to our client and the community, on Tuesday, October 27th we held a Fortis Day where a total of 27 team volunteers served nearly 1,200 meals over breakfast, lunch and dinner.
About the Blanchet House of Hospitality
The organization has been lending a helping hand to the Portland community since 1952. Its mission is “To feed, clothe, and offer shelter and aid to those in need.” Beyond serving meals for those in need, Blanchet operates a transitional shelter program for men struggling with addictions, unemployment or home and family issues. Currently, 27 men live above the dining hall and there’s always a waiting list with regards to the housing component. In exchange for room and board, the men must volunteer six to seven hours per day, six days a week, on either the morning or afternoon shifts. They must adhere to certain rules and regulations, but most importantly, they must abstain from using drugs or alcohol while being part of the Blanchet community.
To learn more, volunteer or support the Blanchet House, visit http://www.blanchethouse.org/get-involved/