Our global team members have been raising funds and donating goods in order to bring holiday cheer to people in their local communities and overseas. In Perry, Ohio our “Give Something Back” committee worked to create basket raffles in October and December to raise funds for several charities. The first raffle raised $2,454 for the “Sunshine Fund”, which assists team members in need. The second raffle raised $1,800 for the local food bank, humane society and adopt-a-child program. The Perry team also worked together to collect many items for donation to the USO. The donations will be sent overseas to troops and they will be receiving food, office supplies, games and a variety of amenities.
Last week, we announced that the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) has awarded our facility in Perry, Ohio Part 145 Aviation Repair Station Certification. This latest achievement demonstrates our unwavering commitment to support aerospace customers and their challenging supply chain requirements.
We are proud to announce that our TT Electronics facility in Perry, Ohio, was recognized on April 21, 2017 with safety awards from the Lake County Safety Council, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, and the office of the U.S. House of Representatives. They recognized TT Electronics for having significantly reduced incidents and acheiving no lost time incidents for the year 2016. The awards are a testiment to the dedication of all team members and our Emergency Health and Safety team, who have been working to improve the health and safety at the facility.
Last month, the TT Electronics-IMS team in Perry, Ohio participated in a raffle to support a local charity called Sub Zero Mission. Perry raised $390 for the charity by raffling off a $100 gift card that TT Electronics generously donated for the event. The money was used to purchase 17 military grade sleeping bags. Other items donated to the charity were winter coats, socks, hats, gloves, and boots.
For the last three years, the TT Electronics-IMS team in Perry, Ohio has held a "Stuff the Bus" drive to raise money and school supplies for the children in our local community. Thanks to the generosity of the team members in Perry, over 2,000 children in the local community will be able to start their school year off right this fall.
The drive was held over the course of three weeks and our team worked hard to fill a miniature school bus to the top with school supplies, like pencils, crayons, and notebooks. The supplies were distributed to the children and their families at the Lake County "Back to School Bash" this past weekend at the local high school. The team in Perry look forward to taking part in this drive again next year.