Dispatches From Building on Hope Week Four


Check out the virtual reveal of the Nashua Police Athletic League on December 17. Photo by Scott Harper

This is part of an ongoing series highlighting some of the volunteers working on Building on Hope’s latest renovation project at the Nashua Police Athletic League. See the other installments (and more information about Building on Hope and the Nashua Police Athletic League) here.

The grand virtual reveal event is planned for December 17.

Fire safety is important, especially in a public setting. When Nashua Police Athletic League needed help with their Building On Hope remodel, Hampshire Fire Protection stepped up to the task. “Hampshire Fire has been involved in Building on Hope for 10 years now and we could not be more proud of the work that has been done through this organization,” says COO Kevin Thibodeau. “We are especially happy to be involved this year with the NPAL transformation for the simple fact of the tremendous impact this new facility will have on the local youth of Nashua. We all know and understand the challenges the children of today face, and to be able to give them a safe place to go to further their development and foster relationships with members of law enforcement we feel is irreplaceable. Hampshire Fire Protection, being a life safety provider, wants to ensure this is possibly the safest place a child may go!”

Founder Larry Thibodeau got his start in the industry installing sprinkler systems when he was in college, and his Londonderry-based company frequently completes projects in 750,000-square-foot to 1.2-milion-sqaure-foot facilities. Having acquired 10 smaller companies over the last decade, he is now approaching 200 employees, and many of them donated time to help at Nashua PAL. One more donation story is coming up next week, leading up to the virtual reveal the following week.

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