Representatives from 45 Charleston-area nonprofits were invited to Boeing South Carolina recently to receive grants totaling nearly $320,000 from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing South Carolina (ECF).
Charleston Animal Society was proud to receive a $10,000 grant from the ECF program. The money will help struggling families keep their pets through the Animal Resource Center (www.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org/getpethelp).
“We have learned that the best way to help a homeless animal is to keep him or her OUT of the shelter to begin with,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore. “We are so happy that Boeing teammates see the value in our Animal Resource Center’s ability to help struggling families find solutions to animal surrenders.”
Boeing’s ECF is the largest employee-managed fund in the world. Through the ECF pooled fund, Boeing employees worldwide donate more than $27 million annually to communities where they live and work. Because Boeing pays all associated costs of administering the fund, 100 percent of employee donations go to the community. Since 2012, Boeing South Carolina teammates have given more than $1 million to local nonprofits through ECF.
“It’s a great honor of mine to support what you do in our community,” David Carbon, vice president of 787 Operations at Boeing South Carolina, told the group. “I know the importance of the work you do; you help build the people who build the things we make.”