MSD prides itself on giving back to the local communities, through time, hands‐on labor, and financial resources. We support, participate in and sponsor a variety of initiatives, charities, and programs that we believe will improve the quality of life in our community and build stronger neighborhoods and a stronger future for those in our area. Whether we are surpassing economic inclusion goals on our construction projects, donating time to a local charity or educational program, or helping an organization like the Mechanical Systems Mini University and the Victory Project, MSD offers support to those all around us. We value the importance of being a good neighbor.
During the year, MSD supported many community organizations and participated in a variety of philanthropic events, most notably:
o The Foodbank (Dayton) – collected 1,666 pounds of non-perishable items, our eleventh year of participation.
o Light the Night Walk – A construction-industry based walk that supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by recognizing all of those that have survived, battling, or lost their lives to these diseases. We have supported this cause for the past three years.
o Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – MSD walked in support of Breast Cancer survivors, battlers, and those who lost the battle with this disease. We participated in the Start-up Breakfast held by Making Strides which encourages/recognizes all persons affected by sharing stories and encouraging remarks. We have supported this cause for the past twenty years.
o Adopt-A-Park – this was MSD’s first year volunteering to work at a Metro park removing litter and doing other Earth-friendly tasks.
o Polar Plunge held by the Special Olympics –The mission of Special Olympics Ohio is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual and or physical disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. We have supported this cause for the past two years.
o At the Ronald McDonald House, they provide families a bit of stability in the midst of challenging times. Families can make the House their “home-away-from-home” for as long as their child is being treated in the hospital. MSD was able to donate dinner for one night to help with the challenging times.