Several of our Martin Marietta team members had a great opportunity to make a big difference to families in need in Fremont County, CO this past holiday season, further exemplifying one of our core values of being a responsible neighbor and supporting the communities that are home to our operations.
On December 20th over twenty members of our Parkdale Quarry team dedicated several volunteer hours helping representatives of the Loaves and Fishes Ministries of Cañon City to deliver part of their continued mission to break the cycle of poverty, addiction and abuse in the community by assisting with their annual “Hope for the Holidays” program. This event is a partnership between Loaves and Fishes and the Toys for Tots programs where families in need are provided with holiday meal packages and toys to enjoy during the season. This year, over 1500 families in the greater Fremont County area were able to take advantage of this program during a season that can be especially challenging to those in need.
The volunteer opportunity was initiated by our Parkdale team after they heard about the focus of the organization and the incredible services it provides and the team enthusiastically embraced the chance to give back. “I am so proud to be part of a company that supports its communities and gives back the way that Martin Marietta does. It is especially meaningful to me, as a resident of the region, to be able to see such direct benefits from the volunteer work that we do and to be so committed to our neighbors” said Josh Esquibel; Plant Manager; Parkdale Quarry.
Loaves and Fishes is an organization that depends largely on volunteers and donations with over 80 percent of its operations supported by the generosity of the larger community. That said, its impact is large, and the organization has become the primary resource in Fremont County for those in need having served for over 30 years in the area. Martin Marietta is a proud supporter of the organization and its mission and hopes to continue this relationship long into the future.
Give Back During the Holidays