Our company is located in Longview, Texas, Roughly 2 hours East of Dallas/Fort Worth and 1 hour west of Shreveport, LA. Our owner has always had a passion for woodworking as well as people. Since moving to Longview in 2014, Zach (our owner) has been bewildered by the size of Longview's homeless population in spite of being a relatively small town. Searching for answers and after speaking with many of these people, He realized what these people needed most was a second chance. Society had given up on them and closed the gate for their return into a normal life. They were unable to find employment and housing because of their history. So, instead the cycle continued.
One day in his garage as he was working on honey-do projects for his wife Taylor, he realized he may be able to give a hand up instead of a hand out to these men and women. What if he could offer employment to get them back on their feet? What if he could partner with a rehabilitation program to help them get through addiction? What if they could learn to live in freedom?
In all this thinking and dreaming, a business was born. Iron by Iron Woodworks is derived from the verse in the bible "As Iron Sharpens Iron, one man sharpens another." Life isn't life without community. I think it's fair to say we all need love and support around us to thrive in this life.
We are called to be that support to men and women who are affected by homelessness and addiction.
Your purchase is not just about your money and our product. With every purchase you make through our company, you're playing a part in rapidly changing the life of someone who just needed a second chance. You're creating sustainable employment for someone working hard for their freedom. You're giving hope. You're setting the captive free.
Will you partner with us? We're not asking for a donation. We are asking for consideration as you purchase your next piece of furniture.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about who we are and what we do, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.