EL PASO, Texas (December 9, 2019) – The Sundt Foundation awarded $4,000 to the Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso in its fourth-quarter grant disbursements. The coalition’s mission is to promote, develop and support training and community education efforts that prevent fatal drownings, non-fatal drownings and other water-related incidents in El Paso County and the surrounding area.
“This topic hits close to our heart,” said Joseph Riccillo, the Sundt Foundation’s Vice President. “One of our employee-owners recently experienced a water-related incident with a family member. Our committee wanted to do something to prevent these kinds of accidents in the future, and with this grant we hope they will continue to provide much-needed training and education.”
The organization will receive its grant check at Sundt El Paso’s grand re-opening party in early December.
The Sundt Foundation awarded a total of $10,000 to El Paso-area nonprofits during its fourth-quarter disbursements. Other fourth-quarter grants include:
American Cancer Society, which received $4,000, provides support to cancer patients, and funds cancer research.
CASA of El Paso, Inc., which received $1,000, trains and supports volunteers from the community to advocate for abused and neglected children who need representation in the family court system, striving to provide them a safe and permanent home.
Villa Maria, which received $1,000, offers a safe environment for women who are homeless and helps them transition from crisis to self-sufficiency.
The Sundt Foundation awards grants quarterly to area charities that support disadvantaged children and families. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of Sundt employee-owners.
About the Sundt Foundation
Sundt’s purpose is to build environments where its clients, employee-owners and communities prosper. The Sundt Foundation was established in 1999 as a way for 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 $10 million in donations. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant may call (480) 293-3000 or visit https://www.sundt.com/social-responsibility/community-involvement/ 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 129-year-old firm specializes in building, transportation, industrial and concrete work and is owned entirely by its 2,000-plus employees. Sundt is distinguished by its diverse capabilities and experience, unique employee-ownership culture and depth of self-perform expertise in nine major trades. Half of Sundt’s workforce is comprised of skilled craft professionals who, together with the company’s administrative employees, enable Sundt to fulfill its mission to be the most skilled builder in America. Sundt has 11 offices throughout California, Arizona, Texas and Utah and is currently ranked the country’s 54th largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.
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