Sundt’s Thirst Aid Drive Donates nearly 300,000 Bottles of Water to Phoenix Charity
TEMPE, Ariz. (June 1, 2018) – The annual Sundt Thirst-Aid Drive donated almost 300,000 bottles of water to benefit St. Joseph the Worker and its partner agencies who assist Greater Phoenix’s underserved population.
Sundt employee-owners loaded pallets of water onto a semi-truck, donated by Sunstate Equipment, at the company’s headquarters in Tempe, then delivered it to St. Joseph the Worker, where they were greeted with cheers from St. Joseph employees and volunteers.
The Sundt Foundation founded the event and sponsors it each year, encouraging employees and partners in the construction community to donate cases of bottled water and funds. Since 2010, donors to Thirst-Aid have contributed more than a million bottles of water.
“The water came flowing in for our ninth annual Thirst Aid Drive,” said Lisa White, Thirst-Aid organizer and a Sundt employee-owner. “The bottles donated provide water for the less fortunate in our community. I am so grateful to the Sundt employee-owners, vendors, suppliers and subcontractors who donated. Thank you to St. Joseph the Worker for partnering with us to distribute the water downtown at their Human Services campus. It’s a great feeling knowing we helped so many.”
St. Joseph the Worker and its partner agencies will distribute close to 4,000 bottles of water each day during the summer.
About The Sundt Foundation
The Sundt Foundation was established in 1999 by Sundt Construction, Inc. as a way for its employee-owners to give back to the communities in which they live and work. The organization is funded primarily by contributions from Sundt employees, which are matched by the company. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $8.6 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (855) 714-4365 or visit http://www.sundt.com/community-industry/sundt-foundation/ for more information. Sundt has offices in Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Fort Worth, Irving and El Paso, Texas and Sacramento, San Diego and Irvine, California.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 128-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building and concrete work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has 11 offices throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 2,000 employees. Sundt currently is ranked the 65th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities and it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America twice in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim. Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, recently crossed the $8.6 million mark in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.