Irene and Jesus Launched Their Careers as Essential Workers

This week two more Hope Builders’ interns joined the workforce as essential workers. Your support helped Irene and Jesus launch their careers with 24HRC, a firm that provides structural restoration services to Orange County businesses.

Essential worker, Irene, is excited to get to work with her hands.  
Irene came to Hope Builders after seeing the transformation they helped her brother achieve. “Our neighborhood is rough. I figured if they can help him stay out of trouble and get a good job, they can help me too,” Irene recalls. “Growing up we were always building things. I was really excited to learn that at 24HRC I’ll be able to replace wood and rebuild damaged structures. I still can’t believe I was chosen to join their team.”

 “This is a great new start for me.”  
Jesus has worked hard to overcome his past mistakes but couldn’t ever advance beyond minimum-wage jobs. “I just needed a chance,” Jesus shared when asked why he applied to Hope Builders. “I want a better life for my wife and two girls. Before, I never knew how many different trades there are in construction. When I heard about 24HRC, a company that repairs water damage and removes mold, I knew I was up for the challenge. This is a great new start for me.”

Because of you Hope Builders will continue to connect motivated young adults through its social enterprise, Jobs Work, to careers with local employers. Thank you for your ongoing commitment. Your generosity strengthens Orange County.