Mueller Water Products, Inc. recently announced that it ended its Company-sponsored drive to match employees’ donations to support relief efforts for the victims of the hurricanes that devastated several southern states in the United States (U.S.) and parts of the Caribbean.
In total, funds raised by employees combined with the Company match and contribution gifts hit US$200,000, and went to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
In September, employees in Mueller’s manufacturing facilities began contacting their human resource departments, asking where they could direct donations to help the hurricane victims. Moved by the hurricane images – and the fact that Mueller has a plant in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., and that the city of Houston, Texas, and many nearby municipalities are Mueller customers, the Company quickly decided to make a contribution and to rally all employees to donate.
“After Hurricane Harvey, we challenged employees to participate in a Company-sponsored matching gift program to assist families and communities impacted by the hurricanes,” Scott Hall, CEO and President of Mueller Water Products said. “We have been overwhelmed by the participation of our employees with hundreds of employees making donations. We are pleased to announce that Mueller Water Products and its employees will be donating US$200,000 to the American Red Cross towards relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.”