The Demers Family: Improving Their Community
Eric and Ashley Demers are known for rolling up their sleeves and volunteering in the community. Their family-owned business, Demers Property Maintenance, is in Berlin, NH. If running a business while raising four boys isn’t enough, this couple singlehandedly has made volunteering ‘contagious’ in their community.
Ashley serves on the Community Impact Committee for Granite United Way, and views volunteering as an opportunity to make change happen.
“If you don’t like something, volunteering to do something about it is the best thing you can do,” said Ashley. “We live in such a small community and a lot of people have great ideas. If we aren’t the ones doing something about improving our community, who will?”
The Demers also volunteer their time during Day of Caring each year, helping with projects from painting, clean up, and maintenance.
“I love seeing everyone get involved during Day of Caring. It’s great to see the projects completed and know that you were a part of making that happen,” said Eric. “I’d encourage anyone to participate in the day and volunteer. Don’t miss the opportunity to improve our community.”
Thanks to all their generosity, the Demers were recognized with Granite United Way's Volunteer Award at the Northern Region Celebration event this past spring.
“We were proud to honor Eric and Ashley this year,” said Laura Boucher, Northern Region Area Manager for Granite United Way. “They are the first ones to raise their hands and help our community. They are the definition of a great volunteer.”
Thank you, Eric and Ashley Demers, for showing us how to #LIVEUNITED!