Gray's Journal

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mews Progress Report


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mews Renovation Gives Back to the Community with Charitable Donations, and Sustainable Practices…

As the Mews renovation embarked into the demo stage of its renovation the Graylyn Green Team stepped in!! 

Given the historic nature of the property energy conservation can be a challenge. This, however; does not deter the Green Team, a group of employees focused on educating our staff on the importance of waste reduction, recycling, and sustainable practices. It was very important to the Green Team and Graylyn executive staff that these same everyday practices were applied throughout the renovation. 

Many pieces of furniture that were removed from the property were able to be donated to local charity organizations, like the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission, a non-profit ministry that assists hundreds of homeless men in meeting their physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs.  Donations were also given to Habitat for Humanity who brings together community partners and volunteers to help construct and purchase well-built, affordable homes. Other more eclectic or historical pieces were re-purposed for use on the WFU campus and at the WFU Lodge and Cottage at Fancy Gap.  

We know that each piece of furniture, wherever it ends up, will be but to the best use possible, and that to us is the greatest measure of success!