Mark Dearborn helps build homes for needy in Panama CityMarch 14, 2019
Mark Dearborn, vice president of global accounts with Arpin Group, joined 45 industry peers recently to build houses for homeless residents of Panama City, Panama.
In Panama for the Latin and Caribbean Movers Association (LACMA) Convention, Dearborn and the others volunteered with Techo, a social responsibility initiative focused on building sustainable houses for communities in Latin America.
In the two days before the LACMA Convention, Dearborn and his fellow volunteers helped construct four houses for Panama City’s homeless. This marked Dearborn’s second time participating in the Techo program: In 2017, he assisted in building five homes in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, before the LACMA Conference there.
“Techo was a very humbling experience,” Dearborn said. “We are so fortunate in the United States, and it is easy to take things for granted. Once again, this program reminded me to appreciate everything that I have, and I hope to share that message with others. It was truly a life-changing experience.”
In addition to his duties as vice president–global accounts, Dearborn also serves as president of the Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong. Founded in 2013, Arpin Strong was formed to help those in need through participation in community-based volunteer projects and fundraising events. A full list of Arpin’s corporate social responsibility initiatives may be found here.