Duke Energy ran this story:
Hydro Employee Uses Gift to Craft Furniture for Students
“What started as a hobby went to a ministry and then a small business,” said Ligon, Hydro Central lead coordinator and 35-year Duke Energy employee. “It’s still a ministry. I didn’t know it at the time, but one of the first desks I made went to a girl in my church who was paralyzed because of a car accident and in a wheelchair.”
What’s so special about these desks and why won’t regular ones do?
The desks are so sturdy, they don’t need replacing. The school system will sometimes ask Ligon to refinish the tops, which can become worn over time, but that’s it.
After paying for materials, Ligon makes little money from the endeavor. But then, money was never the point.
His motivation comes from something far deeper.