We didn’t let the snow stop us this winter. Instead, we participated in two community service initiatives in the area.
First, we took part in the S.P.R.I.N.G. Project (Sanctuary Protection and Renewal Into the Next Generation). The Project aims to bring new life to the 7-acre Springbrook Nature Center by expanding the interpretive center to allow for more community events and public education. The state of Minnesota recently awarded the Center a $5 million grant to go toward this mission, and United Surface Preparation donated supplies including Densifier, an , and various tooling supplies to help get the job done. The Springbrook Nature Center is a fundamental part of our community, and we’re happy to be able to help this growth-oriented project. We even got a plaque in recognition of our efforts from the Mayor of Fridley, MN, Scott Lund.
We also took part in the Minneapolis/St. Paul JDRF One Walk on February 25, 2017. The walk took place at the Mall of America and aims to not only raise awareness of juvenile diabetes (type 1 diabetes), but also to raise funds to help find an eventual cure. We have a number of employees who are personally impacted by this often misrepresented disease, so it’s important for us to come together as a company to show our support and work towards a cure. This year we donated $1,000 as starting line sponsors. In the past, we’ve donated our time and services by cleaning the coins tossed into the Mall of America fountains so they could be donated to the JDRF organization. There are so many ways to contribute to a cause like this.
At United Surface Preparation, community service is a fundamental part of who we are as a company. Year after year, we look forward to giving back to our community in new ways.