Campaign for Change provides Strike employees with opportunities to get involved and give back by volunteering time or donating resources to charity. Volunteer opportunities range from property clearing projects and school supplies drives to building an entire home through Habitat for Humanity.
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In August of 2016, Louisiana experienced devastating and catastrophic flooding in a matter of just a few days' time. Strike responded by sending 20 volunteers, along with the Strike Cook Team, to feed approximately 400 people a day. Collectively, the volunteers worked 1,848 hours, serving breakfast and lunch each day.
This event benefitting the March of Dimes raises awareness and funds for programs helping women to have full term pregnancies and healthy babies. It also supports those that encounter complications at birth, and funds research and new treatments if complications arise. In 2016, over 40 Strike employees and family members participated by setting up and taking part in the march. The Strike Cook Team served breakfast to the participants and volunteers on the day of the march.
In 2016, 60 Strike employees volunteered to participate in the "Sort to Support Challenge," sorting enough food in four hours to serve 7,992 meals. As a private non-profit organization, the Food Bank collects and distributes more than 8.1 million pounds of food each year, equating to 6.6 million meals to low-income children, adults, and seniors living in Montgomery County, Texas. Currently, the Food Bank serves an average of 35,000 + individuals each month.
In early 2016, Campaign for Change funded and began work on our third home giving employees, their family members, and friends the opportunity to help provide quality, affordable housing for a family in need. Jointly, 300 Strike and Habitat volunteers worked 2,100 hours spanning 13 build days.
Campaign for Change organizes an effort to collect, pack, and ship items to deployed service members every year. Together with their families, friends, and even by enlisting the help of other members of our community, employees collected enough items in 2016 to ship over 800 care packages to service members overseas.
The Light the Night Walk is an annual event to raise money for the
Leukemia &Lymphoma Society and their funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Strike was the first
Survivor Parade sponsor for the Montgomery County Walk, and more than 50 Strike employees and their family members participated. Strike employee Erin Cones' three year old son Crew was one of the 2016 honored heroes.
Campaign for Change supports Wideawake.org as our global impact initiative. Wide Awake is a non-profit collaboration working to increase the impact of overseas giving - 100% of donations directly fund grassroots projects for those in need. Over the last two years, Strike employee support provided funding to Wide Awake to build a family home, a community bathroom, multiple communal eating areas, and a community center and warehouse that provides daily meals to over 9,500 Nicaraguans. The funds also bought school supplies for 100 children and sponsored sports camp attendance for 114 teens.
Every December, Strike employees are given the challenge to pay it forward during the Christmas season by giving a gift card to individuals or families in need. To date, over 500 pre-loaded gift cards have been given away, making a lasting impact in the lives of many throughout the community.
In 2013, Strike partnered with Freedom Place, a comprehensive care and recovery facility for underage female victims of domestic child sex trafficking. Strike employees set aside a Saturday to volunteer their time at the Freedom Place facility. Projects included the organization of a storage room and clothing closet as well as brush clearing and tree removal on the facility acreage.
In May 2013, Strike volunteers offered disaster assistance to Moore, Oklahoma, a community devastated by tornadoes. They served nearly 3,000 hot meals to citizens, disaster-relief volunteers, military personnel and law enforcement officers. Additionally, the volunteers delivered toys to children and over 1,000 cards with a message of hope. The Strike family raised more than $20,000 in gift cards and donations to help those affected.
On April 20, 2013, Strike and 24 Hour Fitness joined together as the "Strike Campaign for Change" Run for Hope team. The run benefited the nonprofit organization, "Love Fosters Hope," that helps provide a brighter future for kids and teens in foster care.
On April 17, 2013, the city of West, Texas, suffered a tragedy when a fertilizer plant exploded, destroying 161 homes and damaging 352 others. Many residents were underinsured and needed assistance rebuilding. Strike’s contribution saved the residents nearly $1 million by volunteering equipment, personnel and time to demolish 60 homes, a nursing home and an assisted-living facility.
On August 24, 2013, nearly 400 volunteers from Strike, Goodman Elementary School and organizers from KaBoom! came together to replace the school’s nearly 30-year-old equipment with a new, dream playground, inspired by drawings from area children. The volunteers completed the build in less than six hours! The Strike sponsored playground gives more than 800 community children a safe place to play.
Strike gives support for Wide Awake by sending a team of volunteers twice a year to Nicaragua to assist in several humanitarian build projects . Strike's partnership has provided a town in Nicaragua with a food warehouse and surrounding security wall, the construction of a community clinic that will provide medical treatment for the community, and a new home for a family currently living in the nearby dump. Campaign for Change continues to extend its reach to change lives globally.