At AK Tube giving back to our community is a part of our culture.
20th Annual Partners for Clean Streams Clean-Up
Despite the dreary, rainy day it was, the volunteers collected an estimated 26,136 pounds of trash – in just 3 hours! The total weight includes 730 bags of trash, 311 tires (some with rims still attached), and several other large items including mattresses, shopping carts, construction materials, bricks, cinder blocks, metal poles, car parts, and much more. In total, volunteers cleaned 31.1 river miles that morning, covering 67 different sites across 9 local watersheds including the Ottawa River, Swan Creek, Maumee River, and Maumee Bay tributaries.
Lending a Helping Hand in East Toledo
Walbridge employees and their families helped fit children with new shoes and socks to get the new school year off on the right foot. More than 30 volunteers contributed in helping over 400 children receive new shoes, backpacks, and school supplies. The event was hosted by Helping Hands in conjunction with Samaritan’s Feet, benefiting children in need who live in East Toledo.
United Way Day of Caring
Columbus employees participated in the United Way Day of Caring. The group volunteered for a project at Children Inc., a licensed childcare facility in Columbus, Indiana, which includes programs to develop the educational, physical, emotional, and social needs of each child. The facility also focuses on providing quality affordable childcare. Volunteers built a picnic table and raised wooden beds for gardening purposes.