MEALS ON WHEELS The Meals on Wheels Association of America represents community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The approximately 5,000 programs deliver more than one million meals each day. Some programs serve meals at congregate locations and some programs deliver meals directly to those with limited mobility.
Rapid Power Management began working with the Collin County Committee on Aging, which has a Meals on Wheels department, in 2011. The Collin County Committee on Aging delivers more than 550 meals a day, including weekend and evening meals. The Committee serves those over the age of 60 who are homebound, lack independent living skills and/or are incapable to shop and prepare a meal. Our employees deliver fresh meals straight to the homes of senior citizens in the West Plano area several times a month.
To find out more about Meals on Wheels or to learn how you can get involved, visit www.mowaa.org.
SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL Rapid Power Management has been a proud supporter of Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas for 6 years. Our annual commitment is donated in memory of one our clients sons, who proudly served our nation. His love for children spurred the idea to support a hospital that helps those without the means or access to proper medical care. The hospital specializes in orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. The hospital is run 100% by private donation and we encourage you or your organization to support this great facility.
Find out more through their website: www.tsrhc.org
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT Rapid Power Management proudly supports service members, past and present, of the United States. As a way to thank them for their service and sacrifice, we give back each year to the Wounded Warrior Project. Their mission is to honor and empower the veterans and service members of our nation. They raise awareness and provide assistance for injured service members. This includes mental health recovery, family support, peer mentoring, economic assistance and many other wonderful programs.
To learn more about The Wounded Warrior Project, please visit: www.woundedwarriorproject.org
ANGEL TREE For many years, Rapid Power Management has adopted several children from an Angel Tree location during the holiday season. We spend time picking out gifts on the children’s wish list to ensure they have something special to open on Christmas day.
For many children, the gifts they receive through Angel Tree will be the only ones they receive. With your help, no child will go without a toy on Christmas.
Rapid Power Management believes in giving back to the community not only on a personal level, but a corporate one as well. Cash donations are not the only type of support we choose - We also donate goods, our time and services. Please find a list of the charities RPM supports throughout the year.
ROTARY - JD DODSON As a proud Rotarian since 2007, I believe in the world-wide mission that changing the world begins with a commitment to "service above self." With more than 1.2 million members and 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in local communities and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.
Find more information about Rotary and how you can join or help our mission through their website: www.rotary.org
CORNERSTONE NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS - JD DODSON I choose to support the Collin County based service organization Cornerstone North Central Texas. They are focused on helping individuals and families that are down on their luck to get back on their feet. They accomplish this mission by providing a whole host of services from cheap health care, clothing, money and counseling. Their mission is “Uniting To Demonstrate Christ's Compassion By Serving Our Neighbors In Need.”
To learn more about Cornerstone North Central Texas, please visit: www.cornerstonenct.org/
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY - KATIE CASSE Nearly 20,000 plants and animals are near the brink of extinction. Biodiversity is threatened on a scale in which we have never seen before due to poaching, climate change, natural resource exploitation and more. I hope many generations past mine have the same opportunity to see these plants and animals in their natural habitats.
The Wildlife Conservation Society was founded in 1895 and has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. WCS works to protect many of the world’s most iconic and endangered creatures including gorillas ravaged by habitat loss and poachers, tigers killed for their pelts or body parts and elephants killed for their ivory tusks.
To learn more about the Wildlife Conservation Society, please visit: www.wcs.org
CAMP SWEENEY - CHRISTA TAYLOR A friend of ours, Nicole Wilson, passed away unexpectedly this year due to complications from Type I Diabetes. She was 15 years old. Each summer, she looked forward to attending Camp Sweeney so I wanted to honor her by making sure other children living with diabetes might experience the education and fun this camp offers.
When a child is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, his or her life is changed forever. Insulin injections, pump site changes, blood-sugar tests, and a diet plan become a part of the daily routine for a child with diabetes. Unfortunately, while many children know what is necessary to stay in good control of their condition, they find it hard to live the kind of regimented lifestyle which will allow them to live long and healthy lives.
Camp Sweeney, believes that simply teaching children about diabetes is just not enough. Their goal is that every child who attends camp will not only learn about his or her condition, but will find the inner strength each day to do what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle. It’s a lifestyle.
To learn more about Camp Sweeney, please visit: www.campsweeney.org
CHILDRENS MEDICAL CENTER OF DALLAS - JARED PATTERSON Life, and health, is a precious thing. Being a father, I cannot imagine the heartache that comes with a dangerously ill child. When I heard that Children's Medical Center of Dallas had to cancel their largest fundraiser of the year due to the December 2013 ice storm, I knew my donation would go to them. CMC is the only academic health care facility in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18. Most importantly, they do not turn children away.
To find out more about supporting their cause, find their web-site: http://www.childrens.com/giving/make-a-donation/
COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF FT. WORTH - MIKE BOWMAN I chose to donate to the Community Food Bank of Ft. Worth. The food bank is in its 32nd year of operation and I have been an active volunteer with the organization for many years. The Community Food Bank fights hunger by efficiently collecting and distributing free food to families directly as a food pantry and also donates to other food pantries as a food bank.
For more information on the many ways to get involved with the bank, visit their website at: www.food-bank.org
MAKE A WISH - JONATHAN URRUTIA
Growing up I saw first-hand the toll serious illness can take on a child and their families, as one of my best friends battled through Leukemia at the age of eight. I also witnessed the incredible good that others can do for those kids and their families during those times of great trial and despair. The acts of love groups like “Make-A-Wish” provide daily help to lift the dark and heavy burdens and bring happiness to sick kids and their families. Giving hope and love is a powerful and important of treatment.
For more information on the Make-A-Wish foundation, or to find a local chapter, please visit their website at: wish.org/
CHILDREN ADVOCACY CENTER OF DENTON COUNTY - LAKE SCALISE The Mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County is to provide justice and healing for abused children. We are fortunate to have CACDC meeting their Mission through interagency collaboration and community education, but it is unfortunate that there is a need for their services in our communities.
The CACDC priorities are to reduce trauma for child victims during the criminal justice process, promote healing through counseling services for victims and hold offenders accountable for the abuse of children. I am thankful for the CACDC efforts in these areas, and proud to support them in a small way.
To learn more, or support their cause, please go the CACDC website: www.cacdc.org
EQUEST'S HOOVES FOR HEROES - JEFF STEELE As an Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran I chose to support Equest’s Hooves for Heroes program because of their commitment to helping veterans and their families reintegrate into the community and heal the internal scars through Therapeutic Horsemanship.
Hooves for Heroes’ mission is to Empower, Educate, and Enrich the lives of our military service men and women through Horses. Equest offers current service members, honorably-discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, and adult military family members the Hooves for Heroes program free of charge. Equest's equine assisted activities are individually tailored to focus on the issues that affect each client, providing life tools that will extend beyond the arena and into their daily lives.
To learn more about Hooves for Heros: equest.org
FENDER MUSIC FOUNDATION - DAVID KNIGHT The Fender Music Foundation is a 501(c)3 national music charity that provides instruments to music education programs across the country, including schools. Funded by people who want to strengthen the state of music education, those people whom believe music is an integral part of society and want to make music more accessible to everyone.
From Mick Fleetwood and Flea to Joe Bonamassa and Dave Mason, musicians across the country understand the power of music education realized its importance. Music programs from state to state continually lose funding and need instruments to inspire their students with - to teach them to live a passionate and inspired life.
For more information please visit: www.fendermusicfoundation.org