INNIO’s Waukesha brand matches funds raised by employees to donate $10,000 CDN to Welland food bank
• INNIO’s Waukesha brand Culture Council together with employees raise $5,000 CDN
• INNIO’s donation allocated to purchase 16,500 granola bars for children’s lunches
• Donation comes at a time when there is a 38% increase in children under 12 using the food bank
Welland, Ontario, Canada – March 07, 2023 – INNIO’s Waukesha brand today announced that it has recently donated $10,000 CDN to Welland—based Open Arms Mission of Welland Inc. (Open Arms Mission/OAM), a volunteer-driven organization focused on providing food, personal care, and other items to those in need. During the employee-led Culture Council meetings, employees of INNIO’s Waukesha brand discussed how best to support individuals in need of food. After engaging Open Arms, the Culture Council members reached out to INNIO employees with the opportunity to support the food bank. Waukesha employees responded by raising $5,000 CDN. INNIO matched the funds which led to a donation of $10,000 CDN to the Open Arms Mission.
As members of the Welland community, INNIO is proud to join our employees to help the Open Arms Mission help those who are in need. Being part of the Welland community has given INNIO many opportunities, and as part of our core values, it is imperative that we give back.
Thomas Light, Vice President - Operations and Supply Chain for INNIO’s Waukesha brand
OAM is experiencing an unprecedented rise in the number of people coming to the Mission. This donation from INNIO is deeply appreciated and needed. Last year, we served over 10,000 people with 3,212 being under the age of 18. The need for food continues to grow and this generous donation from INNIO will help put food on the tables of those who are struggling in our community.
Marty Misener, Fundraising Coordinator, Open Arms Mission
INNIO’s Waukesha brand Culture Council in Welland chose to raise funds for the Open Arms Mission because it offers unprecedented support to most vulnerable in the city. In donating to Open Arms Mission, INNIO’s Waukesha team helps give hope by investing in the future of the marginalized and overlooked. Over the last year, the Open Arms Mission has experienced the following:
- A 38% increase in children under 12 using the food bank (2022 vs 2021).
- Over 10,000 people using the food bank in 2022.
- In 2022, 3,213 people under the age of 18 used the food bank.
- In 2019, served on average 30 people a day, increasing to 45 people a day in 2022.
We are pleased to share that there are several methods to help Open Arms Mission: Donate online with Canada Helps, PayPal or use this form for a one-time or monthly credit card donation.
INNIO* is a leading energy solution and service provider that empowers industries and communities to make sustainable energy work today. With our product brands Jenbacher* and Waukesha* and our digital platform myPlant*, INNIO offers innovative solutions for the power generation and compression segments that help industries and communities generate and manage energy sustainably while navigating the fast-changing landscape of traditional and green energy sources. We are individual in scope, but global in scale. With our flexible, scalable, and resilient energy solutions and services, we are enabling our customers to manage the energy transition along the energy value chain wherever they are in their transition journey.
INNIO is headquartered in Jenbach (Austria), with other primary operations in Waukesha (Wisconsin, U.S.) and Welland (Ontario, Canada). A team of more than 4,000 experts provides life-cycle support to the more than 55,000 delivered engines globally through a service network in more than 100 countries.
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About Waukesha – an INNIO brand
INNIO's Waukesha engines set an industry standard for low emissions, fuel flexibility, and high reliability. Ranging from 335 hp to 5,000 hp, our rich- and lean-burn engines provide distributed gas compression and power generation solutions. The latest Waukesha engine models and upgrades help operators stay emissions-compliant without sacrificing operational excellence such as extended service intervals, fuel flexibility, and increased power. Whether installing power at a site or retrofitting the existing fleet, Waukesha have new and reUp remanufactured engines and parts as well as upgrading kits for conversions and modifications—all backed by OEM warranty and empowered by 115 years of engine expertise.
Waukesha connects with our customers locally for rapid response to their service needs, providing enhanced support through our broad network of distributors and solution providers with parts, services, and digital offerings. INNIO's Waukesha engines are engineered in Waukesha (Wisconsin, U.S.) and manufactured in Welland (Ontario, Canada).
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