DECEMBER 8, 2009
Serving the Community...A Mid America Metals Tradition
Philanthropy and community service are integral parts of the culture at Mid America Metals.
We believe it’s important for our employees to be out in the community volunteering their time.
In fact we believe in it so strongly that it’s a part of our Mission Statement
! Many of the employees
in all of our eight offices have given their time and talents to various community projects and organizations.
This past October in Dallas, George Smith (Regional Director of Sales) and Dodi Whitmire
(Vice President of SW), with the assistance of Granite Properties, Transwestern and some BOMA Allied members, lead the BOMA Community Service Committee’s Adopt-a-Block program to demo a garage for an elderly organ recipient. The garage which had been a code violation was turned into a nice backyard patio. Earlier in the year, George and Dodi teamed up with Stream Realty, Gaedeke and many BOMA Allied members to help a disabled couple improve their home and correct several code violations. New siding was put on the house and a fresh coat of paint really made it shine. The yard was cleaned of debris and landscaped with new planters and foliage.
In the Southeast our Atlanta based sales team has partnered for many years with Hillside, Atlanta's oldest organized charity. Hillside is a private, non-for profit agency. They provide quality, cost-effective treatment and education to severely emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and their families. Our Vice President of the Southeast Region, Randy Rowland
, has served on Hillside’s board and on several committees. On Fridays Harold Watson, Tim Leanhart, and Bobby Fowler take turns reading to the children or serving in other ways at Hillside. BOMA Atlanta has also chosen to support Hillside by organizing many events throughout the year to help this special charity.
Bill Johnson, Regional Director of Sales for the Midwest, knows the importance of serving in the community. Bill has been a long time supporter of Special Olympic and the Missouri Winter Games through his participation with the Kansas City Ski Club. Since the mid 80’s, Bill has trained Special Olympic athletes on the techniques of cross-country and alpine skiing. Through Bill’s involvement with the Ski Club, eventually serving as president of that club, he has been a volunteer coordinator for the skiing events at the wildly popular Missouri Games each year. Account Representative Bob Easton donates his time at Wayside Waifs, which is a non-profit animal shelter located in Kansas City, MO. Bob volunteers in the cat adoption area helping to find these stray cats a new home.
These are just a few of the many examples of how our employees volunteer their time to help impact various organizations and communities around the country. Other employees are involved in things such as prison ministry, Muscular Dystrophy and much more. This is just another way Mid America Metals is striving to exceed the expectations of our employees, our customers, our industry and our community.
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