Over the years, our culture has evolved as our teams and employees have exhibited a high level of desire to actively contribute to their communities. This evolution has led KE Andrews to play an integral part in serving not only our close neighbors in Texas and Colorado, but also our international neighbors through overseas projects in the country of Liberia, Africa. We’re committed to more than just giving; we care about health, education and the well-being of others, and are using our business to improve people’s lives. KEA connects our people and resources to those in need within our communities, near and far, to impact and influence for good.
A Culture Of Service
KEA Serves is the organization within our company that is dedicated to the well-being of our employees, and the part of our company that starts initiatives and works with our external community partners.
Over 1,200 Employee Volunteer Hours in 2018
Through our various areas of outreach, our employees have the ability to give back to our community.
Our Model Of Care
KEA seeks to serve those that are truly in need. We first assess every service opportunity to ensure that there is a clear and present need which can present itself in various forms including hunger, poverty, education, mentoring, miscellaneous assistance, etc.
Once we have identified a clear and present need, our board begins to plan. We consider various ways that KEA can step in to help, serve, or provide financial assistance. Developing a plan of action that is both realistic and provides a maximum benefit to those in need is vital to KEA making a difference in the community.
After a feasible plan is agreed upon, our next step is to communicate the action plan with our KEA team. At this point we mobilize an action team that will carry out all facets of our service plan. Volunteers are secured, goals are communicated clearly, expectations are outlined, and the team is prepared and mobilized for service.
Our mobilized service volunteer team is put into action to make a difference through material assistance, volunteer hours, mentoring, tutoring, one act of kindness at a time. As we engage in service within our community, we are constantly evaluating our efforts to determine ways that we can improve our serving to achieve maximum impact.
How We're Meeting Basic Needs of the Vulnerable
Annually, employee led donation drives lend support to the local Helping Hands Thanksgiving Food drive and Christmas Toy drive. These efforts serve to provide Thanksgiving meals and happy Christmas holidays for families in need within our local community. KEA also donates coats and blankets to warm those sleeping out in the cold of winter. Our partner, SoupMobile, provides access to warm clothing and blankets, food and shelter, and the love of Jesus through the SoupMobile Church.
Community Outreach Partners
Our company over the years has partnered with different non-profits and organizations in the community. Below are a select few of the ones that we are currently and continuing to have a partnership with.
What Are We Doing Locally for Children?
KEA Adopt a School
At a local elementary school that struggles with the needs of caring for and educating children of extreme poverty, we’re showing up weekly during the work-day and investing in the lives of vulnerable children and their teachers providing encouragement and support through consistent, caring relationships.
Buddy Bench Project
Taking our cue from Sammie Vance, an 8-year-old girl from Fort Wayne, Indiana who made the decision to take a stance against loneliness and help students create friendships, we’re providing Buddy Benches at local schools where vulnerable students on the playground can find rest and a caring friend who wants to play.
Rockwall Women’s League
We’re committed to preparing young people to lead and succeed through achieving their dreams of higher education, even when they can’t afford it on their own. Through financial support to Rockwall Women’s League, we’re providing continuing education scholarships to students within Rockwall ISD continuing onto secondary education.