Giving Back to our local community
June 6, 2015
This Spring, Egan Company stayed active in the community with a few acts of giving. And, some of our employees have been inspired to take the giving spirit into their everyday lives.
Spring Blood Drive
In March, Egan held its semi-annual blood drive through Memorial Blood Centers. Partnering with Insignia Systems, Inc., to help save lives in the community, 39 employees participated to donate a total of 42 units of whole blood, far surpassing our goal of 28.
Todd Fechner, Egan/InterClad Project Manager, first donated at Egan’s Fall Blood Drive in September 2014. He now regularly gives blood platelets every two to three weeks, which directly helps patients undergoing chemotherapy, an organ transplant, or those with weakened immune systems.
“I hadn’t donated in 15 years,” Fechner said. “I want to thank Egan for getting me back into donating blood and saving lives.”
Green Up: Earth Week
Egan celebrated Earth Week with five days of activities and events that showcased how we “Green Up” to care for the environment, including tree plantings, coloring contest for kids, a company hybrid vehicle session, and a local park clean-up.
Egan also gave away hundreds of tree seedlings to employees to plant at home. This event had an impact on our employees, many of whom planted more than one tree.
“We planted the Norway Pines in our backyard. My husband and I have our house already completely surrounded by trees and woods,” said Megan Kunkel, Egan Company Payroll Specialist. “Because a lot of our trees are mature oaks, we are planning ahead for the day that we might lose our oaks to a disease or a storm by planting many new trees.”
On Earth Day, over 40 Egan employees helped clean up Hartkopf Park for the City of Brooklyn Park.
“We’re happy to help the City of Brooklyn Park in any way we can,” said Duane Hendricks, Egan Company Chief Operating Officer. “This park clean-up provided us a great team-building activity, and also enabled Hartkopf Park to continue to be a great place for local families.”