UPS manager in Omaha Honored for outstanding community service
UPS (NYSE: UPS) has awarded Terry Brown of Omaha, Neb., the Jim Casey Community Service Award, the company's top honor worldwide for community service.
Brown, a UPS human resources manager, was recognized for his long-standing commitment to service in the Omaha community, where he donates more than 60 hours a month of volunteer service to local non-profits.
Brown's dedication to service began when he personally experienced the impact and importance of the Ronald McDonald House (RMH). Brown's son, Dallas, was born with severe health problems and as an infant needed to travel to St. Louis for a heart transplant. For the next two months, Brown lived in a Ronald McDonald House so he could be by his young son's side. Fifteen years later, Brown still has not forgotten what RMH did for his family. Today, Brown cooks meals at RMH in Omaha once a month.
'I don't know what I would have done without the RMH,' Brown explains. 'As soon as I got back home, I looked to see if there was a RMH in Omaha and asked how we could help.'
In addition to the RMH, Brown, his son, Dallas, and the rest of his family have been very active in several other organizations in the Omaha area. These organizations include the Open Door Mission, an organization that strives to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty; the Victory Boxing Club, an organization that works with area youth; Embrace the Nations, an organization that helps refugees adapt to life in America, and the local chapter of the NAACP.
The Jim Casey Community Service Award winner is chosen annually from individuals nominated by UPS's global workforce of more than 400,000 employees. Finalists are selected from the nominations and a winner chosen by a panel of UPS employees, UPS retirees and community leaders. Established in 1995 and named in honor of UPS founder Jim Casey, the Casey Award recognizes outstanding community service, a hallmark of UPS's corporate legacy and commitment to social responsibility. In addition to the honor of recognition, the winner also receives a $10,000 grant for the charity of their choice.
'Terry's work in the community is a great example of the commitment to service that we champion at UPS,' observed UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis. 'We recognize at UPS that volunteerism not only helps make us a stronger and more successful company, but also helps support the communities in which we operate. Terry's commitment to community involvement is an inspiration to us all.'
Other UPS employees considered finalists for the Casey Award include:
- Craig Arnold, director of business development, who traveled to Haiti in the days after the earthquake there to assist the Salvation Army with relief efforts.
- Jose Carro, a UPS Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) warehouse employee, works with the Miami Medical Team Foundation (MMTF), which assists refugees in Nicaragua. Carro manages its warehouse for medical supplies and regularly travels on missions with the organization.
- Steven 'Tommy' Cundiff, a UPS SCS warehouse employee, volunteers and raises funds for the World Missions Outreach, an organization that feeds and distributes clothing to mothers and their children in Nicaragua.
- Tracy DeCesare, a customer technology manager, donates her time and energy to Eva's Village, the most comprehensive anti-poverty organization in the state of New Jersey.
- Lee Chi Hang Harry, human resources supervisor, who has volunteered with Hong Kong's Saint John Ambulance Brigade for the past 22 years.
- Andreas Kinon, a package center manager, for his service to the Youth Welfare Center in Augsburg, Germany, which focuses on helping troubled young people succeed despite their past difficulties.
- Garry Kron, part-time supervisor, who uses bowling to raise money for youth scholarships and to support American veterans through the Bowlers to Veterans Link.
- Mark Lennon, a tractor driver, whose involvement and fundraising with the Benton House, a Chicago day camp, helped prevent the valued camp from closing its doors.
- Nathaniel Lester, a small package and tractor service employee, who founded Invest in Our Children, Inc. (IIOC), a Miami nonprofit that provides youth development services.
- Jana McElhattan, The UPS Store franchise consultant, for her work on the board of Neighbors Along the Line, a nonprofit organization in Tulsa, Okla., which provides communities with libraries, free medical centers, food pantries and free GED and literacy programs.
- Charlie McIntyre, information technology director, who volunteered in Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake, as well as in Jamaica where he cooked meals and built wheelchairs for impoverished citizens.
- Tina Moser, senior business analyst, whose efforts in the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Relay for Life (RFL) has raised almost $50,000 for the organization. She also works with the Making Strides against Breast Cancer.
- Dominique Mosley, human resources supervisor, for his dedication to 100 Black Men of Louisville, The Collegiate 100 at the University of Louisville, Peace Education and Girls on the Run.
- John Sebastian, UPS Freight senior manager of information services, for his work with Hands on Greater Richmond, where he has donated more than 1,000 hours of service.
Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2011, is responsible for facilitating employee involvement in the local, national and global communities. In 2010, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $95 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the Web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.