This generous donation is an extraordinary example of the commitment of MWH Global to 'the community.'- Doug Yeiser, Foothills United Way President and CEO
Broomfield, Colorado (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
Colorado-based strategic consulting, engineering and construction firm MWH Global announced today that the MWH Caring Foundation has contributed $50,000 to the Foothills Flood Relief Fund and $50,000 to the Long-Term Recovery Fund to assist in Colorado flood recovery. Both relief funds were established to help Colorado residents directly impacted by the floods as a result of recent torrential downpours at the base of the Colorado Rockies northwest of Denver.
“The heavily flooded areas are hometowns for many of our employees and our clients,” said Alan Krause, chairman and CEO of MWH Global. “We are contributing to assist in making a difference in our communities for our friends and neighbors whose lives have been forever impacted by the devastation. While there is a long journey in front of us, we know that organizations like the Foothills Flood Relief and Long-Term Recovery Fund will be there through recovery and rebuilding efforts.”
Foothills United Way President and CEO Doug Yeiser commented, “This generous donation is an extraordinary example of the commitment of MWH Global to the community. One hundred percent of this gift will go to the families and individuals in Boulder and Broomfield counties who have been affected so severely by this disaster. On behalf of Foothills United Way’s staff and board, and on behalf of our community, we’d like to express our immense gratitude.”
“Long after this disaster has faded from the headlines, many of our neighbors here in Larimer County will have a long road back to stability,” said Gordan Thibedeau, president and CEO, United Way of Larimer County. “We are grateful for this generous donation to the Long-Term Recovery Fund. MWH Global and their employees are showing their commitment to helping flood survivors with their ongoing needs during the recovery process.”
Krause also announced that MWH established an employee giving campaign. In addition to contributing to the local flood relief funds, the company will match employee donations to the American Red Cross up to a total of $10,000.
The MWH Caring Foundation was established in 2002 to fund charitable and educational causes that align with the MWH purpose of Building a Better World. MWH has 625 employees in Colorado.
About Foothills United Way:
Located in Lafayette, Colorado, Foothills United Way serves Boulder and Broomfield counties directly and through funded programs, improving lives and creating lasting change. Foothills United Way is the community leader in strengthening the building blocks of a good life: education, financial stability, health, and basic needs..
About the Long-Term Recovery Fund
The Long-Term Recovery Fund is administered by the Long-Term Recovery Group of Northern Colorado, which is comprised of nonprofit agencies, government organizations, faith-based groups and concerned citizens. United Way of Larimer County serves as the fiscal agent. All donations to the fund will be used to support long-term recovery efforts to rebuild lives and provide stability to individuals and families affected by the flooding in Larimer County, the hardest hit county on the Front Range, where more than 1,700 homes were destroyed.
About MWH Global
Headquartered in Broomfield, MWH Global is a strategic consulting, technical engineering, environmental and construction services firm leading the wet infrastructure sector. Offering a full range of services and innovative, award-winning solutions beginning in the initial planning phases through construction and asset management, we partner with our clients in multiple industries to implement projects and programs that focus on water, energy, natural resources and infrastructure. Our nearly 8,000 employees in 35 countries spanning six continents are dedicated to fulfilling our purpose of Building a Better World, which reflects our commitment to sustainable development. MWH is a private, employee-owned firm with a rich legacy beginning in 1820. For more information, visit our website at http://www.mwhglobal.com or connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.