Difficult times can bring out the best in us. There are many examples of Layton employees finding simple yet meaningful ways to serve their teammates, customers, and communities during the pandemic.

Here are two recent examples from our Hawaii team.

Sewing for Safety
Face masks are hard to find these days. When it was announced that face masks would be mandatory at our job sites, Grace Yee went to work making face masks, first for the team at the 803 Waimanu project, and then for other Layton employees. The masks are in even higher demand now since the State of Hawaii announced that face masks must be worn in public beginning Monday, April 20.

“I have been pretty lucky getting the material and elastic,” Grace said. “Like the whole country, when things are in high demand, they run out fast.”

Grace has made about two dozen masks so far and plans to keep making them as long as they’re needed, and she has the materials.

Tech for Learning
In Hawaii, half of the population lives at or below the poverty line. With children having to attend school online at home, it is a problem for those who do not have a computer.

So, when Dean Tyler heard about Techie for the Keiki (child)—a charity that provides tech to families in need—he acted. First, he donated an iPad (see picture below). Then he reached out to the Hawaii team and encouraged everyone to help. Also wanting to support the effort, Richard Miller contacted our Information Systems (IS) team to see if he could buy two used PCs for the charity. After hearing what they would be used for, Layton donated the PCs, and they are now on their way to Hawaii.