Where to start? 2020 certainly threw everyone for an unexpected loop. In March of last year, it became apparent that our communities would begin to face new challenges. While Midland and our employees faced difficulties of our own, we felt fortunate enough to give back.
Serving All Three Midland Locations
Fort Myers, Florida
Our Fort Myers, Florida office unanimously agreed to donate $1,000.00 to a trusted local food bank.
In August, we were contacted by Valerie’s House of Southwest Florida, a center for grieving children and youth that saw an even greater need in light of the unfolding events. Our Charitable Committee arranged a donation of $1,500.00 made directly to the center.
In September, the Harry Chapin Food Bank invited our staff to volunteer in the warehouse to put together meal-kits for families in need. We were glad to pitch in to meet record-high requests for services.
A long-time favorite group is the Southwest Florida Senior Friendship Center, an outreach program for local senior citizens. Staff from our Fort Myers office geared up and loaded vehicles with bags of non-perishable foods to safely deliver door-to-door at various times throughout the year.
In November, we donated hot cocoa mugs to a local senior housing facility, Hearts and Homes for Veterans, and a local Fort Myers fire station hub to spread a little holiday cheer.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Our Sioux Falls office also unanimously agreed to donate $1,000.00 to a trusted local food bank in their community.
Sioux Falls regularly participates in the ReLeaf Project, an essential environmental community project. In October, Sioux Falls staff volunteered with Feeding South Dakota and in December donated $4,500.00 to Active Generations, a senior-wellness program.
Our Chicago office followed suit with our Fort Myers and Sioux Falls offices and agreed to donate $1,000.00 to a trusted local food bank.
The Chicago staff faced especially challenging conditions being at the center of a largely populated area and yet continued to meet and exceed Midland’s service standards.
Our team would like to thank our clients and supporters for sharing your business, time, and trust with us. Each charitable donation is a direct contribution from our employees, and we are grateful to be able to do so. The Midland Serves team wishes everyone a Happy New Year and we look forward to more opportunities to give back in 2021.