The recipients were Haitian and Dominican members of a small village, Macao, just a short drive from the group’s meeting location. Ben & Jerry’s coordinators worked with Habitat for Humanity. The global organization ensures that human beings have a decent roof over their heads. The chores included painting homes, repairing roofs, reinforcing walls, repairing bathrooms, and making other minor home improvements all without power-tools in the rural village setting.
“We try to do our best we can to help out wherever we go,” says co-founder Ben Cohen, who worked side-by-side with the franchisees. “We’re only sorry that we weren’t able to do more.”