Dow Water Solutions Donates More Than $100,000 to Twin Cities Nonprofit Organizations
Local corporation donates funds, time and talent to assist charitable organizations
Edina, MN - Eighteen local nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities metro area have collectively received more than $100,000 as a result of charitable donations from Dow Water Solutions, based in Edina, Minn. The donations address the arts, economic opportunity, sustainability, science and environmental education as well as others, which are all part of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow)’s corporate responsibility pillars.
“From funding local environmental programs to assisting people with special needs, and everything in between, Dow Water Solutions is committed to supporting our communities” said Harry Engelhardt, Jr., business manufacturing leader, Dow Water Solutions. “These organizations provide fundamental services for many people in the Twin Cities metro area, and we are glad to help sustain their efforts.”
Dow Water Solutions has a long-standing record of community leadership in the key areas of protecting natural environmental resources, influencing economic development and supporting science and environmental education. Helping comtribute to a community’s success reflects on Dow’s values and the company’s long-term commitment to the principles behind a successful community.
In 2008, Dow Water Solutions provided grants to the following nonprofit organizations:
* American Red Cross
* Dakota Valley Symphony
* Edina Community Foundation
* Edina Education Fund
* Edina Fire Department
* Edina Police Department
* FIRST Robotics Team 1816/The Green Machine
* Greater Twin Cities United Way
* Prior Lake/Savage Area Schools Environmental Program
* Project Earth Outdoors
* Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest
* Special Olympics of Minnesota
* The Works: A Technology Discovery Center
* Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
* Twin Cities Regional Science Fair
* Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP)
* Vietnamese Social Services
* Young Scientists Roundtable
As an organization, Dow Water Solutions also believes in encouraging and recognizing employee’s volunteer efforts, by giving special consideration to charitable contribution recommendations from its employees. The company’s employees donate countless hours of their time serving as volunteers and mentors throughout the Twin Cities.
“Helping others by sharing our time and talents provides our organization with the distinct satisfaction and sense of accomplishment’ added Engelhardt. “Through their community work, Dow Water Soluton employees help strengthen our relationships with the local communities.”
About Dow Water Solutions
Dow Water Solutions is a performance-based business unit comprised of world-class brands and enabling component technologies designed to advance the science of water purification around the world, including seawater desalination, contaminant removal and water reuse. With more than 1,000 employees worldwide, the business maintains five production facilities globally to manufacture, market and sell reverse osmosis membranes, ion exchange resins, titanium-based arsenic removal media, ultrafiltration, and electrodeionization components. Dow Water Solutions also manufactures, markets and sells premier water purification systems in China.
With annual sales of $54 billion and 46,000 employees worldwide, Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the “ Human Element ” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in around 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.
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