May 11, 2020 (Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC) is pleased to announce the donation of ten thousand dollars in support of Feed the Need in Durham, an Oshawa-based charitable organization that works with member agencies to distribute meals to those in need throughout Durham Region. Responding to the immediate need of local food banks for funding to offset the significant drop in food donations, employees at EHC’s global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Oshawa swiftly organized and kicked off a successful two-week fundraising campaign. From the onset, many managers also challenged one another in matching or even doubling the contributions of their respective departments. Inspired by the efforts and generosity of EHC employees as well as their lifelong ties to Oshawa and Durham Region, Ronald Ball, Founder and Chairman, and Jeno Eppel, President and Chief Executive Officer, each doubled what the staff raised through their fundraising efforts.
“Since our humble beginnings over forty years ago, EHC has always been committed to helping to make the world a better place by supporting the communities that we work in, live and serve around the world,” says Ronald Ball, Founder and Chairman. “We truly appreciate the tireless efforts and recognize the immediate positive impact that Feed the Need in Durham staff, partners and volunteers have had and continue to have throughout Durham Region, especially at this time of unprecedented need.”
Feed the Need in Durham believes that hunger should not prevent anyone from fulfilling their potential or participating fully in the life of our community. It is their mandate to work with their member agencies to alleviate hunger by providing fresh, frozen and non-perishable food to those who need it most in our community. Feed the Need in Durham is a unique and innovative organization, founded through collaboration, with a focus on collective impact. Working with 57 emergency food providers and 5 school nutrition programs across Durham, they were able to distribute 1.22 million meals in 2019 to those in need in our community, supporting 37,750 visits each month, 40% of whom are children.
“FTND would like to thank EHC Global and their entire staff team for this generous contribution to our work, at this extraordinary time” says Ben Earle, executive director of Feed the Need in Durham. “The generosity of our corporate partners and their employees provides a great example of the spirit of our community. We thank the entire EHC team for their support of our bulk food purchasing program and for making a significant impact on hunger in our community. At this time of great need this program allows us to purchase in bulk, the specific items most needed and requested by our network of emergency food providers.”
“I am proud and inspired by the compassion, generosity and relentless determination of EHC staff and our employee and social committees in Oshawa and around the world,” adds Jeno Eppel, President and Chief Executive Officer. “EHC regularly supports local organizations and relief efforts through corporate donations, employee-led fundraising campaigns, volunteerism, food and toy drives, and voluntary payroll deduction programs. In addition, EHC has continued to respond to the growing shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) in Durham Region by donating thousands of masks and gloves to local charities and long-term care providers including Durham Mental Health Services, Pinecrest Nursing Home, and Seasons Clarington Retirement Community.”
About EHC Global Inc.
Established in 1977, EHC Global Inc. (EHC) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of handrails, rollers, safety brushes, elevator belts, strategic components, and integrated solutions to the vertical transportation industry. EHC also provides a comprehensive range of technical services to OEMs including field-splicing, Service+, project management and assembly, installation, removal, and modernization of escalators and moving walks. Each day, EHC helps millions of people all over the world move safely and comfortably in public transit systems, airports, office buildings, convention centers, shopping centers, hospitals, condominiums, and other urban spaces. EHC is committed to developing sustainable solutions that optimize safety, enhance value, and meet the challenging demands of OEMs, designers, building owners, and facility managers. To accomplish this, EHC employs top material scientists and engineers and continues to invest in R&D, product development, and next-generation polymer and composite extrusion technology. EHC has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Brazil, and China and a global network of sales offices including Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Turkey, and the USA as well as EHC partners in all major markets globally. For more information about EHC, visit http://www.ehc-global.com/.
John M. Calderón, Director of Marketing
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
Robyn McKibbon, Community Engagement Coordinator
Feed the Need in Durham
371 Marwood Drive, Oshawa, ON L1H 7P8 (Canada)