Striving to create a better community in any way possible, Horizon Retail Construction’s owner Patrick Christensen gives back in many ways. Horizon has done numerous things to give back locally. Always looking for new ways to give back, a new opportunity arose in 2019.
In late 2019, Horizon Retail Construction was working on a project in Louisiana. Upon completion Patrick realized the 15-passenger van used for employees would no longer be needed. Instead of holding onto the van Patrick decided to donate it to an organization who had a better use for it. Patrick had spoken to Sheryl Hamilton, executive director of Hands of Opportunity Center (HOC) and she had spoken about how difficult it was to transport the kids. Patrick without hesitation had the van fixed up and shipped to Racine.
The connection with the disabled community didn’t stop there. Patrick became an event sponsor at “A Night to Remember Prom” which is an annual event that provides disabled community kids with celebrity-style treatment at their own prom. Patrick’s sponsorship was able to send 30 kids to the prom. But the involvement didn’t stop there, Horizon employees were more than willing to help. Several employees donated their time to plan the event, and work as ushers or servers.
Horizon Retail Construction continues to give back in the community with other programs as well. For more information on the outreach to the disabled community and more can be found in this Journal Times article.