Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

LeChase, Wegmans partner on initiative to help nonprofits

LeChase, Wegmans partner on initiative to help nonprofits

Built United crews work on Center for Youth's new facility at 797 Monroe Ave. (provided)
Built United crews work on Center for Youth’s new facility at 797 Monroe Ave. (provided)

LeChase Construction Services LLC has partnered with Wegmans Food Markets Inc. on an initiative that will directly impact nonprofits and the people they serve in the Greater Rochester region.

Built United was launched to provide direct construction and building services to an initial group of 11 local not-for-profits.

“Last year was challenging for everyone. When we started talking to United Way, LeChase wanted to do more to help rebuild our community,” said LeChase CEO and Managing Partner Bill Goodrich. “Built United allows us to put our strengths to use, impacting the lives of those in our community. We are thankful to be able to do this with our team of skilled volunteers and donated time and resources from so many of our valued suppliers and industry partners.”

Goodrich also serves as the United Way of Greater Rochester Inc.’s 2021 campaign chairman.

Built United will cover 26 projects in the region ranging from light construction and landscaping to painting and general beautification, officials said. Projects were chosen from local nonprofits with a capital improvement need that aligned with available resources.

In total, the projects were chosen from nearly 150 submissions. When complete this summer, Built United’s impact will total roughly $250,000 in support and materials and 3,400 volunteer hours.

“The past 15 months have put on full display the essential role our community’s nonprofits play to support our region,” United Way President and CEO Jaime Saunders said. “To deliver on their important missions, our nonprofits need to be supported from the ground up, and that is what we are seeing today. LeChase and Wegmans have stepped up with Built United to give of their talents, expertise and treasure for the good of our community.”

Built United sites include:
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Geneva
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester
• Center for Youth (multiple locations)
• Charles Settlement House
• Community Place of Greater Rochester
• Family Promise of Ontario County
• Geneva Lake Front Childcare
• The Salvation Army (multiple locations)
• Southwest Area Neighborhood Association Inc. (S.W.A.N.)
• Volunteers of America
• YMCA of Greater Rochester Inc.

“When LeChase asked us to join them in Built United, we were excited for the opportunity to support United Way and its agencies in this new and impactful way,” said Wegmans Supply Chain Systems Manager Dave Texter. “We are proud to be a longtime supporter of United Way and the work they do to help our communities thrive.”

[email protected] / 585-653-4021
Follow Velvet Spicer on Twitter: @Velvet_Spicer