The Elevator & Escalator Division of Mitsubishi Electric U.S. Inc., headquartered in Cypress, Calif., and the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation have donated $12,000 to Feeding America, a domestic hunger-relief organization.
The donation is the result of a combination of efforts; a physical Walk, Run or Step for Wellness activity challenge encouraging division staff members and their friends and families to log at least 250 hours of exercise during National Volunteer Month in April. Participants could run, walk, bike or exercise outside or inside the home. Following the challenge, and with the goal exceeded, the Elevator & Escalator Division’s Lift Well-Being committee and the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation contributed for a combined donation of $12,000 to Feeding America.
“We are proud of our employees for sweating it out to support this cause during such an uncertain time,” says Erik Zommers, senior vice president and general manager for the Elevator & Escalator Division. “We are grateful to all who participated and are pleased to have the opportunity to support an organization that serves vulnerable members of our community.”
Feeding America is a hunger-relief organization in the U.S., providing meals to more than 40 million people each year through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs.