We live and work in the communities where we build.
We strive to make a difference and strengthen communities in meaningful ways. By supporting a variety of organizations, cultural groups, and special projects, we are able to foster and promote the spirit of community across our region.
In addition to corporate involvement, our people are active in charitable and service organizations. They are coaches, teachers, and volunteers for many causes. To the credit of Welliver employees, we proudly average nearly 7,500 hours a year in community service.
Gifts of hope
Each year, the Catholic Charities Adopt-A-Family Program serves hundreds of families. It brings happiness and fills important needs during the holidays. As part of Welliver’s ‘Helping Hands” volunteer program, employees across the company once again adopted two local families this holiday season. Through their generosity and thoughtfulness, we were able to deliver food, goodies, gifts, and the holiday spirit to these families.
Welliver is proud to support the Catholic Charities and the important work they do in our communities. We are delighted to make this a holiday tradition!
Welliver volunteers lead the pack
September is Hunger Action Month and Welliver employee volunteers participated in the inaugural “Leader of the Pack Corporate Packing Challenge” at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Welliver, along with 14 other local and regional businesses, came together to pack food for children in the Backpack Program.
The teams had one hour to pack as many bags of food as possible, to be taken home by children at risk of hunger on weekends. The results were astonishing as the teams packed nearly 13,000 bags for the backpacks – enough to support 250 kids for an entire school year! In addition, the event raised corporate donations that will help provide almost 113,000 meals for Southern Tier residents in need.
Welliver’s enthusiastic team of volunteers were proud to be supporting their communities in such a vital endeavor. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier distributes food to people struggling with hunger through a network of 165 food pantries, meal programs, shelters and other hunger relief agencies in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins Counties.
Saving lives one pint at a time
In October, Welliver partnered with the American Red Cross to host its annual company-wide blood drive at corporate headquarters in Montour Falls, New York. As part of the Company’s ‘Helping Hands’ volunteer program, employees and members of the community came out to support this important life saving initiative by donating blood.
We surpassed our goal by donating 18 pints of blood. With one pint of blood having the ability to save three lives, our donations will impact up to 54 individuals in a positive way.
The American Red Cross is the sole provider of blood and blood products in upstate New York. “We recognize that there is a critical shortage of blood supply in our region,” said Anne Welliver-Hartsing, Welliver President. “Our employees are committed to supporting the efforts of the American Red Cross and all they do in our community. Sponsoring a blood drive on-site here at the office is the right thing to do.”
Photo: Ben Robertson, Project Manager for Welliver, goes the extra mile to donate the “power reds.”