Turns out it really is better
to give than to receive.
While Ken is best known for building astounding homes, he’s also known for being someone deeply committed to giving back. For decades, Ken and his team have been helping organizations that need it. Whether it’s giving money, or giving time, Ken fervently believes in philanthropy. He says, “When you give to others, you make the world, and yourself better.” At Kenneth Vona & Son Construction we talk the talk and walk the walk when it comes to being a company Built on Values.
RoxWes Pre-School Gets a Mini-Rehab
Talk about school spirit! Recently, Kenneth Vona & Son Construction hit the playground at Rox-Wes Pre-school, where Ken’s two boys went to school long ago, and where Ken and the team have contributed countless hours and expertise ever since. Recently they updated the outdoor space to keep it safe, interactive, and kid-friendly. Rebuilding the Storage Shed, re-shingling and painting the Little House on the Playground, de-rusting the Teeter Totter, sprucing up the Fire Engine and power washing Fort Awesome were just a few of the improvements they provided. The kids gave them an A+ and a great big thank you card for their work.
Save a Dog’s Rescue Rehab
Save a Dog is a volunteer organization that’s truly a dog’s best friend. Adopting and fostering dogs from all over the country, since 1999, Save a Dog prepares homeless and abandoned dogs with shots, spaying and neutering, and lots of love, to help them find their forever families. Ken and the team helped renovate a home and rebuild a barn to create a state-of-the-art shelter for this amazing organization.
Mission Mississippi: You Don’t Just Help Your Neighbors, You Help Everyone
Waveland, Mississippi was ground Zero for a 40-foot tidal wave that destroyed the coast during Hurricane Katrina, leaving families without homes. In October 2007, Ken and his team led a 14-week building effort, working with more than 400 skilled tradesmen and 150 volunteers to build eight new homes for families in Waveland. Realizing how great the need was beyond the initial project, he expanded the project to help others, topping its initial $1.6M goal.
Barkitecture: Building Doghouses that Save Dogs
Ken and his team joined other industry professionals to donate custom dog houses to the Hull Seaside Animal Rescue. Sold at live Auction, The Doghouse/Birdhouse/Lighthouse, designed by Susan Dinion of Roberts Dinion Architects brought in $8,000 to help advance a permanent shelter in Hull. Susan collaborated with Ken and his team once again the following year to build “Fenway Bark,” for another auction, raising more money that was to go straight to the dogs and another local shelter.
Annual Food & Toy Drives in our Own Backyard
in 2014, Ken and the team asked subcontractor partners, design partners and employees to make donations to the Foundation for Metrowest. This allowed Judy Salerno and her team to donate almost $40,000 to local food pantries and meal programs. That’s the kind of giving that hits home.
Homes For Our Troops
In 2006, An improvised explosive devise blew up local soldier Sergeant Brian Fountaine’s Humvee, destroying both his legs below the knee. He was forced out of combat and bound to bed. In 2007, Ken and his team worked with Home For Our Troops, a Taunton organization that fundraises and coordinates efforts for disabled veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Together they built a wheelchair-accessible bathroom in Sergeant Foundtaine’s home with grab bars and modified cabinets to thank him for his service and make his life a little bit easier.