by Kristin Alm
Corporate Communications
06 October 2016

Scripps Networks Interactive believes in giving back to organizations and communities where our employees live, work and play. We work with nonprofits worldwide to give back one meal, one home and one community at a time. Focusing on the “home” aspect, the company recently partnered with Rebuilding Together and Charter Communications on three home service projects.

Members of Scripps Networks’ content distribution team, as well as on-air hosts from HGTV and DIY Network, volunteered weekend man hours to help restore two homes in Stamford, Connecticut, and another in Manhattan.

Joining Charter’s “Charter our Community” program, which provides education, resources and financial support to improve unsafe and unhealthy homes, the volunteers spent a Saturday making critical repairs and improvements to the interior and exterior of two neighboring Stamford homes. Jeff Devlin, licensed contractor and star of DIY Network’s Stone House Revival, pitched in his expertise to make the event a success.

In New York’s East Village, the work continued with Rebuilding Together’s “She Builds” program, empowering disadvantaged women across the country to improve their lives, homes and communities. Scripps and Charter employees joined nearly a hundred volunteers who worked to repair, paint and clean the Sarah Powell Huntington House, a homeless shelter that reunites women and their children. Husband-and-wife duo Dave and Kortney Wilson, hosts of HGTV’s breakout hit Masters of Flip, spent time with the residents and worked tirelessly to design and organize the home’s community area.

Scripps Networks President of Content Distribution and Marketing, Henry Ahn, said: “We’re always willing to join our distribution partners such as Charter in giving back to the communities where we do business. It’s really something special to spend a day with colleagues outside the office doing work that you know has real impact on people’s lives.”
 
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