At Mission Design & Automation, giving back to our local community is embedded in our values. On Wednesday, May 15th, our team proudly participated in Community Impact Day, an annual event organized by the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, dedicated to volunteering and making a difference in our local area. This year, we volunteered with Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity (LHFH), a nonprofit organization committed to building and improving homes for families in need of affordable housing.

Mission Design & Automation Volunteers on Community Impact Day

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity operates in communities across all 50 states and in more than 70 countries worldwide. Their vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Through building and improving homes, Habitat works toward this goal alongside individuals and families who need safe, affordable housing.

The Holland Habitat for Humanity Project

Habitat for Humanity TrailerLakeshore Habitat for Humanity, our local Holland chapter, is currently undertaking an ambitious neighborhood project. This initiative began with land acquisition in July 2020 and construction started in 2022, with a target completion date of early 2026. This mixed-income neighborhood, a collaboration between Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity and Jubilee Ministries, will feature 42 housing units—18 single-family homes built by LHFH, and 24 townhomes constructed by Jubilee Ministries.

Neighborhood amenities will include a sidewalk system stretching throughout the property, a community gazebo, and an outdoor playscape in partnership with the Outdoor Discovery Center.

Mission Team’s Contribution

Our team members were eager to swap their office attire for toolbelts and contribute to this meaningful project on Community Impact Day. Volunteers worked together to install laminate flooring throughout one of the family homes in the LHFH neighborhood.

Many of the houses in the neighborhood are already assigned to families awaiting move-in. Lyndsie Lundy, associate buyer at Mission, shared that she enjoyed hearing of the future residents of the neighborhood, and particularly, the family that would be moving into the home the Mission team was working on.

“It was so inspiring hearing about the single mother and her five children that will be moving into this house when it is complete. I think that she and her children will absolutely love their new home and all the space it will provide them to make new family memories,” Lundy said.

Mission Design employees installing flooring in Habitat for Humanity project house Mission Design & Automation employees placing floor in Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity project


A Day of Team Bonding and Community Service

The experience was not only rewarding, but also provided an opportunity for team bonding. Both Evan Schumacher, applications engineer, and Jon Bush, machine builder, indicated that their favorite part was getting out of the office and getting to know other Mission team members they don’t typically work with.

Placing flooring in Habitat for Humanity project house

Virginia Berger, marketing intern at Mission, stated: “Community Impact Day holds great significance for me because it

brings together individuals who selflessly dedicate their time, setting aside their usual routines and responsibilities, to work towards a shared goal: improving our community. It’s easy to forget the importance of addressing the needs of those around you and the positive impact this can have on people’s lives.”

Looking Ahead

We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity and contribute to the betterment of our community. Community Impact Day is a powerful reminder of the impact we can make when we come together to lend a helping hand. We look forward to continuing our tradition of community service and making a positive difference in the lives of those around us.