GM team member Kevin Rinderle recently had the privilege of participating in a life-changing mission trip to Laurel Mission, where his group engaged in various projects to uplift the community. Laurel Mission, located near Big Laura, Kentucky, on Pine Mountain, is a community that has faced tremendous challenges, particularly after the closure of coal mines in 2012. However, amidst the struggles, Nathan Boggs and his family have dedicated their lives to helping the locals rebuild and find solace in faith.
Nathan entrusted Kevin with wiring the tiny house and the multi-purpose building upon learning about his experience as an electrician and now an electrical designer. Building a tiny house for a family in need and a multi-purpose building on the Laurel Mission campus were two of the four projects the group gave its efforts to during the week. It was a joy for Kevin to not only complete the electrical installations but also to teach and guide others on the team who were eager to learn.
“The trip was great,” he said. “I was blessed to be a part of it and will never forget this experience.”
Kevin’s trip serves as a reminder that even in the darkest of times, a helping hand and a compassionate heart can light up the path to a brighter future. The difference Kevin made showcases why Garmann Miller places an emphasize on community service. At GM, employees are allotted eight hours of paid volunteer time annually, and it’s always special when team members share their experiences.