$250,000 Donation from MH Equipment/His First Foundation to be Utilized for Disaster Victims
The Salvation Army has been hard at work aiding victims in the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes that swept through central Illinois in November, and a local company is stepping forward in a big way to aid the recovery of victims.
“We are overwhelmed by the support of MH Equipment in assisting The Salvation Army with recovery efforts,” said Major Evie Diaz, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army Heartland Division. “We have hired a case manager to assist victims with getting back on their feet, and this very generous donation will lead the effort,” said Diaz.
MH Equipment CEO John Wieland made the donation on behalf of the employees of the company and shared their impetus for such a large gift. “Our hearts go out to those hurting from the November tornadoes, and the employees at MH Equipment want to help make a difference,” said Wieland. “Our foundation supports many areas of service and one area is to support non-denominational organizations whose mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ as well as meeting the physical needs of people in His Name. I can’t think of a better organization than The Salvation Army to partner with for this purpose,” said Wieland.
The Salvation Army intends to have staff designated to help with those affected by the tornadoes as long as is necessary, and will begin its long-term case work in January. The funds from MH Equipment and His First Foundation will be used to provide generous, non-prescriptive help to families at The Salvation Army’s discretion.
“MH Equipment and His First Foundation supports many worthwhile endeavors and we wanted central Illinois to know of their unselfish giving to those in need, whether here or in other areas of the country,” said Diaz.
For more information on the gift, or The Salvation Army’s disaster efforts, contact Rich Draeger with the Salvation Army at (309) 655-1348 or Captain Katherine Clausell at (309) 655-7220.
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As such, we are committed to providing solutions that will help you shift the focus from your material handling requirements back to your business. MH Equipment offers a vast selection of comprehensive solutions to fit your individual material handling needs…from simple routine maintenance to all-inclusive fleet management programs, our team stands ready to provide unparalleled value and service!
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About His First Foundation
At MH Equipment, we believe that providing exceptional customer service is a core building block for every business. However, as a company we also believe that it is as equally important for OUR business to fulfill the opportunities, placed before us daily, to improve the communities in which we live. We feel it is our responsibility to come alongside our employees in their charitable efforts in order to make positive impacts in the lives of those around us.
For this purpose, in 2001 we established our His First Foundation. Our Foundation was created to support our employees’ passions with their charitable efforts in the areas of faith, secular good works, and acts of kindness.
- Faith-Based Organizations: “His First Foundation” will support non-denominational organizations whose mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ as well as meeting the physical needs of people in His Name. Local churches and national denominations are exempt from this foundation.
- Secular “Good Works” Organizations: “His First Foundation” will support organizations that perform “good works” for a community whose values are consistent with the Foundation.
- Acts of Kindness: “His First Foundation” will come alongside people in need that are suffering because of circumstances completely out of their control.
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