Dec 3, 2018 NASHVILLE, TENN.
Firestone Building Products manufacturing sites demonstrate Our Way to Serve
During the past several months, Firestone Building Products (FSBP) manufacturing sites have participated in several unique and valuable service activities within their local communities. FSBP is proud to support our employees as they continue to make an impact in the communities they live, work and play.
Beech Grove, Indiana: Teammates at the Beech Grove facility hosted an Appreciation Cookout for the Beech Grove Fire and Police Departments to honor their service to the local community. In attendance this year were more than 25 police and firefighters as well as the Beech Grove Mayor and Fire Chief. Nearly 30 FSBP employees helped prepare meals and interacted with attendees.
DeForest, Wisconsin: Employees delivered hot, fresh meals to those in need at the DeForest Senior Center through the Meal on Wheels program. Since 2005, employees have delivered approximately 10 to 15 meals every Friday to senior citizens affected in the area. Six employees are certified to deliver the meals and rotate each week picking up the meals and delivering them on the hour-long route.
Waukesha, Wisconsin: Employees in Waukesha held their inaugural United Way Campaign raising more than $14,000 for the local United Way chapter through teammate donations and activity participation. From October 1 - October 31, employees participated in fundraising activities, such as "Coin Wars," a contest to turn winning managers into human sundaes, as well as a volunteer activity packing snacks for a local youth organization and assorted raffles.
Wellford, South Carolina: Wellford employees were recently visited by students they have been supporting from Middle Street Academy, an initiative committed to underprivileged youth that provides quality education regardless of geographic or socioeconomic circumstances. Employees not only volunteered their time to hand out Thanksgiving dinners to students, but they were able to help support students on an educational trip to Barrier Island.
Youngwood, Pennsylvania: Employees from the Youngwood Plant presented donations to the local Make-A-Wish Foundation and Sewickley Creek Watershed Association. Make-A-Wish Foundation's vision is to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness while the Sewickley Creek Watershed Association is focused on the conservation of natural resources, the monitoring and improving of water quality and the promotion of wise land use practices in Western Pennsylvania.
We are proud to have so many employees across the organization who donated their time and money to be active participants of Our Way to Serve.