We engage with our community stakeholders and make meaningful contributions.
Meaningful support for our local communities
At Filtration Group, we believe that good corporate citizenship starts at home and how we work is as important as what we do to support our local communities. We have businesses located all over the world and that means we touch a lot of communities. We partner with local leaders and because we are a global organization, we are involved in international priorities and campaigns – all to empower others to join us in our mission to help make our world safer, healthier and more productive.
Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization serving the north coast of California. The growing number of wildfires in the area have compounded the need for additional food and volunteer resources. Teams from our Santa Rosa facility have been volunteering on a weekly basis to help sort bulk items and pack box meals for distribution to those in need. During the months of June and July they sorted over 103,000 pounds of food and packed over 85,000 meals.
Motivated to make a positive local impact, the Austin-based team recently spent the day volunteering. Employees met at Caritas of Austin, an organization that strives to prevent and end homelessness for people in the Greater Austin area. Embracing the ‘when you do good you feel good’ philosophy of Caritas, the team prepped and served more than 260 meals to people in need.
Filtration Group HVAC participated in Cary Reynolds Elementary School’s Read Across America-Dr. Seuss’ Day event. 10 employees served as guest readers to help the school launch the nationwide reading celebration on Dr. Seuss’s 111th birthday. The festivities continued throughout the week with activities that highlighted the importance of reading each day.
Waco Process teamed up with one of their customers to help support their local United Way Golf outing which supported the Richmond, VA outreach program. Waco Process sponsored a hole and participated in the golf outing alongside their largest chemical customer. All proceeds supported the local emergency response shelters.
Blossoms for Buffalo
In March 2017, Buffalo Filter participated in a fundraising event for Hospice Buffalo. Buffalo Filter employees supported this event by purchasing 25 bouquets of flowers from Bouquets in Bloom. This annual fundraiser brings awareness to their mission and has also helped raise more than $5.7 million. Hospice Buffalo provides exceptional care and life-enhancing services for critically ill patients and their loved ones.
Helping for the holidays
Filtration Group HVAC partnered with the York Police Department and local schools to support the Snowman Tree program. Employees donated gifts and money to help purchase gifts for families in need during the holiday season.
Toys for Buffalo Tots
Buffalo Filter annually supports and donates to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Volunteers collect new, unwrapped toys during the months of October through December and distribute them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.
The company also learned of a local family in need during the holiday season. Buffalo Filter employees proactively collected gifts, cash and donated items to help support the family.