This year, a team of employees from Air Products PRISM Membranes was assembled to volunteer a day of labor for Angels’ Arms in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our team met up at one of the 13 local foster homes to lend some elbow grease. Painting and general maintenance items were performed to help make the home more inviting for the families that call it home.
“Helping those who help others is a great investment in our community”, states Holger Carsten , Sr. Principal Process Engineer. ” We are fortunate that Air Products realizes the value in letting its employees volunteer their time to give back, which makes our city a better place to live and work.”
The PRISM Membranes employees make a point to do some good deeds in our community. By giving back, at least a little, we all benefit.
Angels’ Arms supporters are dedicated to enhancing the organization’s vision by providing service of their time and spreading awareness of Angels’ Arms mission throughout the community. Angels’ Arms strives to keep sibling groups together, and partners with foster parents, community supporters, organizations and other non-profits to provide a loving home environment and help our children become successful citizens.
It has become a tradition at the St. Louis Air Products facility to sponsor a Holiday collection each season. In keeping with this tradition, the employees at the Air Products PRISM Membranes (APPM) facility teamed up once again to support a local agency that specializes in reaching out to foster children in need.
The Missouri CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) agency coordinates a collection of Christmas gifts to be administered to hundreds of kids that are in the process of finding a permanent home and family.
The fund-raising process began in mid-Summer with employees (and suppliers) donating auction items for 50/50 raffles. The local CASA agency was contacted in October and provided a list of needed gifts. APPM Employees purchased many gifts to help meet the collection goal with over 80 gifts for local foster children. The success of this charity event once again demonstrates the compassion that APPM employees have for their local community.
CASA volunteers are everyday citizens judges appoint to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes due to parental abuse and neglect. They stand up for these children and change their lives.
CASA volunteers have helped more than two million children find safe, permanent homes.