Being involved within the local communities is a huge part of our companies! We (Michigan Paving and Materials) strive to be involved as much as we can, especially when it includes our employees. This past weekend we attended two events within the Grand Rapids area. Both events raised awareness for their cause, and we got on board to do the same thing.
On Saturday, MPM, Stoneco of Michigan and Cadillac Asphalt employees joined the Purple Community Event to run/walk in a 5K at the Mary Free Bed YMCA. This event took place to help raise funds and 100% of what was raised went to research. Our employees, vendors, customers and families raised $6,300 and in total, the event raised over $50,000 this year.
On Sunday, the Kidney Foundation hosted a walk at the Millennium Park, over 200 people joined to walk in memory of a loved one, walked on behalf of themselves with the kidney disease or on behalf of someone they know that is affected. This year was a special year for MPM, the freshly wrapped trailer made its grand appearance at the event and is driven by John Shamali with Lite Loads. John, his son, and grandson are all affected by Kidney Disease, and were all at the event to walk for the cause. It is stories like these that make what we do matter.