COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

In addition to changing city scapes, we want to change lives, too.

Recognizing what’s truly important, we make it a point to give back, no matter where we are building. Because while the structures we create can improve lives, the connections we make can change them forever. Our people find their passions and turn them into action, helping those who need it most.

 

Food banks. Human dignity. Beach cleanups. Inclusive playgrounds. These are some of the ways we build community from coast to coast. The best thing about it? We often find it is just what we needed most, too.



COMMUNITY STORIES

Employee Owner Participates in 24-Hour Bike-A-Thon For Troubled Youth

Countywide Mechanical Systems employee owner, Kat Atkinson, participates in the Agony Ride. This 24-hour bike-a-thon raises funds for youth who reside at The Christian Encounter Ranch in California. This is a domestic mission organization with the unique purpose of discipling and counseling troubled young people. These young people come to The Christian Encounter Ranch with major damage from families, society, and/or their own choices. 

 

Fundraising for this program, will help continue to provide safe, loving environment for these kids to heal and grow in.  All kids deserve love, support, safety, and have people care about them.  Please consider supporting these kids and Kat's ride. https://agonyride.org/riders/ATKK/

 

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Contactless Food Distribution for FOX4 Love Fund for Children

Eighteen local employees assisted at the Grandview High School, where we loaded boxes of fresh produce, dairy products, and two gallons of milk into approximately 500 vehicles. There was a constant line of cars for over three hours. The beneficiaries of this food are people from the community who are struggling to make ends meet. During the pandemic, we decided to focus on feeding those who couldn’t afford appropriate groceries. We worked with donors to supply to goods needed, and have been distributing them to needy families once a week throughout the month of June. 

 

David Lauck, VP of Info Systems and Technology at MMC Corp, has been an active board member for the Love Fund since 2016.

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Safely Collecting Goods for Local Families

MMC Corp hosted a supply drive for one of our national charities, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Team members dropped off snacks and quick meal kits, cleaning and sanitation kits, and new parent and baby kits. The team also hosted a social distancing barbeque so people could pick up lunch as they dropped off their items. Thank you for all of your contributions and thank you to everyone who donated to RMHC through the amazon supply drive!
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MMC Corp Hosts Catholic Charities Food Drive

Giving back to our community has always been a priority for our team, and now more than ever we must come together to ensure the prosperity of the places in which we work and live. 

 

The MMC Corp team recently filled up a truck full of food for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas to be delivered to the Hope Distribution Center. Due to COVID-19, shoppers do not enter the pantry and volunteers pack up items and take them directly to their cars.

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Ramping Up Support Efforts

The MW Builders - Austin office recently held a fundraiser for one of its adopted charities, Texas Baptist Children’s Home in Round Rock. With the current shelter-in-place orders and schools being canceled, the organization has experienced an influx of visitors and need extra support as they are short on food. 

 

The donation drive ran from 4/10/20 thru 4/16/20 and money was collected through Venmo to eliminate face-to-face contact. The team raised $2,045 and MW Builders matched 100% for a total of $4,090.00!

 

Brady Woods and Issac Byers “suited up” for a trip to Sam’s Club and HEB and filled the first order. Due to food limit restrictions on buying, they plan to deliver items to TBCH weekly based on their needs until they use up the $4,090.00. The pictures below are from the first drop! It was around $1,400 worth of food! 

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Supporting Local Business and Lifting Spirits

To spread joy during these uncertain times, MW Builders arranged for a cookie delivery to Medical City Plano and Villages at Mapleshade Assisted Living Facility.

 

Cookies were purchased from Sugar & Spice Bakery, where owners Vicki and Phil Northen and their son Jeremy were thrilled to have such a large order placed. Notes of encouragement were attached to the boxes, and following COVID-19 safety guidelines, the team safely passed the cookies along at the front door.
 
In addition to the cookie delivery, MW Builders also made a monetary donation to Minnie’s Food Pantry, a non-profit organization that provides over 1M meals to more meals to more than 60,000 people annually. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Millie’s Food Pantry extended its hours of operation to better serve the community. Donations are used to purchase the foods that traditional food drives don’t bring in, like fresh fruits, produce, meats, milk, and eggs. Every dollar provides three meals.
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Supporting Our Troops

MMC Contractors-Las Vegas teamed up with Martin Harris Construction Company to provide care packages to U.S. troops stationed in Qatar. Items collected included socks, baby wipes, chapstick, foot powder, beef jerky, and tooth travel care.

 

Supporting Veterans is one of MMC Corp's national philanthropy efforts chosen by our employee-owners. We are proud of our team supporting troops overseas during this challenging time. 

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More Opportunities for Inclusion

As a business centered on trust and integrity, we’re all about partnerships — of every kind. That’s why MW Builders forged a new partnership with Variety KC, an organization that provides children with developmental disabilities the adaptive equipment they need for mobility and communication. At MW Builders’ recent Open House, we collected $650 in iTunes gifts cards, used for apps that help the children, and 27 bike helmets. On June 20, members of the MW Builders team celebrated with Variety KC kids at the opening of a new inclusive playground in Leawood, Kan. MW Builders donated and installed the fence around the area — because all kids deserve the opportunity to play outside.
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Giving Back to Local Food Bank

The MMC Contractors New Jersey team volunteered their time at the Franklin Township Food Bank. They spent time organizing donations such as canned goods, produce and household items, which are then used to fill the food packages that will go out to the clients of the food bank. “We like to get out to the Food Bank a couple times a year, and every time we go, I walk away not only feeling fulfilled, but I am also excited to go back again. They rely on volunteers like us, so knowing we are helping people in our own community is very rewarding,” said Alli Sweeney.
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Countywide Mechanical Cleans Up Mission Beach

Dedicated to transforming the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes, Rebuilding Together pairs volunteers with the time and skills to help renovate homes with families in need in their own backyards. Members from Countywide Mechanical Systems and Atkinson/Clark volunteered to help improve the home of a local resident who suffers from asthma and neurological issues. To better tailor the home and make it more comfortable for the resident, Countywide provided time and labor for a variety of tasks — and even hung around to mulch and landscape the front and back yards, improving the home from the inside out.
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