"These relatively small efforts on Blach’s behalf have had a big impact on SHCS’s ability to more thoroughly focus on their mission to serve the greater San Jose community. We were honored to be able offer them assistance.”
For more than 50 years, Blach Construction has been enhancing the communities in which we live and work. When we became aware of a critical need at Sacred Heart Community Service (SHCS) in San Jose, we were moved to action.
Outside the SHCS facility is a small parking lot that the organization uses to accept donations. Lacking cover, SHCS staff would erect pop-up tents to shield both people and donations from the elements. Not only was this temporary solution inconvenient, it was also neither reliable nor durable. The tents offered insufficient protection for anyone dropping off, picking up, accepting and sorting donated items, leaving little shelter for the donations themselves.
Needless to say, Blach was excited to lend its expertise and materials to construct a permanent, fully-roofed awning for SHCS. Installed adjacent to the building, the much-needed structure completely guards both volunteers and donations, enabling them to make their way between vehicles and the building, unaffected by the weather.
“It was a privilege to solve this issue for Sacred Heart,” said Keith Craw, vice president of operations. “While not a complex project, it was an extremely rewarding one. These relatively small efforts on Blach’s behalf have had a big impact on SHCS’s ability to more thoroughly focus on their mission to serve the greater San Jose community. We were honored to be able offer them assistance.”
Blach has a long-standing relationship with SHCS. Over the last several decades, we have partnered in varying capacities, from building their current facility to supporting their numerous charitable endeavors. Blach employees regularly volunteer and collectively donate backpacks, bikes, toys and more for SHCS’s annual back-to-school and holiday drives. Additionally, Blach Chairman Mike Blach is a past president and former member of the SHCS board.