Here at Johns Manville our four core values are: People, Passion, Perform, and Protect. These values go beyond the company itself and is instilled into each of our employees. We consistently strive for better and safer ways to do business and day-to-day activities. We give back to our community in more ways than what most of us can keep track of. Here are a few ways that we joined our communities in June.
Our Lewiston, ME plant celebrated Global Community Day by organizing a car wash to benefit the Opportunity Enterprises Special Olympics Team. The team raised over $800, which will fund 11 athletes' participation expenses in Maine's Special Olympics event scheduled for Saturday, June 8. Good, clean fun was had by all for a great cause!
A few groups from our WHQ Denver office completed landscaping to create a picnic area for the Colorado Youth Outdoors organization. The area is used to host several large events and offers a chance for parents to work with their children to build outdoor skills and their relationships.
Our Jacksonville, FL plant participated in Global Community Day by supporting their local homeless shelter.
JMers from Customer Service in our Littleton, CO office built “Kynd Kits” for Project Helping to support local families and individuals in need.
Bike to Work Day is held every year around the world. Companies participate and show support by sponsoring fun events and hosting stations. The event brings a sense of community and supports a healthy alternative communute. Our Green Team sponsored a breakfast stop located at the Chick-fil-A location next to a trail near our JM Technical Center.
Every year an increasing number of people are diagnosed with MS. It is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system. The symptoms can range from numbness, tingling, blindness, and even paralysis. It’s unpredictability makes this disease a tough one to treat, but research is moving closer to a world free of MS.
JM has been participating as a core sponsor of the MS 150 bike ride for the last several years and continues to support the efforts to raise money against MS. Many of us know someone who suffers from MS and ride in honor of those people. This year we had 101 riders on our team consisting of employees, customers, suppliers, family and friends. Together we raised over $80,000!