Ken Curry, Vice President, Customer and Corporate Services, shares two stories in his first ever NPPD BYO blog: The first, a review of recent work on a Habitat for Humanity home in Columbus, and the second, a short video of an exciting adventure he and his son, Kyle, had while whitewater rafting in Africa. The two seemingly disparate topics do have a common theme, Curry says. Sometimes it’s necessary to venture outside your comfort zone to discover who you really are. A full life includes helping people and, with a little luck, not drowning.
I and more than a dozen NPPD team members spent the last Saturday in June working on the latest Habitat for Humanity house in Columbus! This is the third year an NPPD team has supported a Habitat For Humanity project.
Everyone had a great time, with the results including a large quantity of high quality work being completed, much sweat, and the next day – sore muscles! Our group of volunteers, some from NPPD and others not, teamed up to help insulate, put up siding and paint the home.
NPPD teammates who helped with the Habitat project included myself, Randy Zach, Jared Hunt, Tim Arlt, Dave Webb, Chuck Keep, Mike Parr, Travis Hill, Lisa McFarland, Arlen Francis, Cameron Brumbaugh, Craig Ehrenberg and Nicole Brumbaugh. Look at the attached photo. We’re all there.
Extending a hand to help someone build a home — because a day may come when we all might need help — is just one of many ways NPPD team members from across the state support the communities in which we live.
It’s more than likely a stretch trying to link this Habitat for Humanity event and the next story, but I was told after a recent leadership meeting that I should share a short video of me and my son, Kyle, whitewater rafting in 2015 on the Zambezi River in Zambia, Africa.
The best lesson I can share from that experience is that things don’t always go as planned. I learned if misfortune strikes you have to climb back into the boat and try again.
I learned if misfortune strikes you have to climb back into the boat and try again.
Other ideas that I shared during my recent presentation: Each of us has a significant purpose! We have jobs with one of the premier employers in our service area. We are blessed to live where we live in Nebraska, U.S.A.
I hope you enjoy the video. It was an experience that I’ll never forget … and that I never plan on doing again. Once is more than enough, thank you.