College Station, February 9, 2015- When Amy Rensvold, with the local Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) office called Stearns Design Build she was hoping to get a bid to have some laminate countertops replaced. Instead Stearns Design Build president, Hugh Stearns offered to do the work for free. Thanks to the generosity of Lowe’s in Bryan, who contributed materials at half price, the project could be done with no cost to the WIC office. WIC is a federally funded organization that helps families eat well and stay healthy by providing:
- Nutrition education
- One-on-one counseling about nutrition
- WIC EBT card to buy healthy foods
- Support and help with breastfeeding
- Referrals to health care and other programs
These services are available to:
- Pregnant women
- Women who are breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age
- Women who have had a baby in the past six months
- Parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children under the age of 5 can apply for their children
Stearns said that doing this project as a donation was a “no brainer.” Stearns said, “in a time when so many are cynical about government, the WIC office provides a great example of American potential through community assistance. When we take care of the nation’s children, we are providing for a better future for all.” Stearns was especially complimentary of the local WIC office. “When that work is done with the level of caring and respect that is exhibited by our local WIC office, a positive example is provided to further enhance the benefit.” Stearns Design Build employees also contributed to the project by giving up a weekend to doing some of the work on their own time.
To learn more about the services provided by WIC please call 979-260-2942. Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. operates the WIC program in 6 counties in the Brazos Valley.
Stearns Design Build has been providing custom remodeling and new homes in the Brazos Valley since 1993. For more information visit www.stearnsdesignbuild.com.