Since A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply, headquartered Aurora, Ill., opened its doors in 1970, it has become the largest distributor of metal deck in the U.S. Four years ago, the company decided to give back to the communities that have made it successful. Each year, the NRCA distributor member participates in a volunteer effort.
This year, A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply supported two charitable efforts.
Fight for Air Climb
This year was particularly memorable, as one of the company’s charitable efforts was in the memory of a former co-worker. A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply entered a team to participate in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb, a vertical road race up 31 floors (680 steps) to the top of the Oakbrook Center Tower in Oak Brook, Ill., to raise money and awareness for lung cancer.
The race, which took place Feb. 9 was in memory of co-worker Todd Ardoin who passed away in August 2014 of lung cancer.
Team Todd consisted of 23 participants who raised $8,798. Their donations earned them three awards from the American Lung Association: second place Top Fundraising Team Challenge, second place Corporate Team Fundraising Challenge and third place Corporate Team Challenge of six minutes, 29 seconds.
On May 9, A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply prepared and served lunch at the Hesed House, a comprehensive homeless resource center located in Aurora. Hesed House is the second largest homeless shelter in Illinois. The facility is staffed with highly skilled professionals who collaborate to provide the tools necessary to help individuals and families overcome homelessness.
A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply cooked and served meals for about 125 people as well as did all of the shopping. Those who participated also had an opportunity to dine with the residents.
“It was such a rewarding experience,” says Carm Termini, marketing manager at A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply.
In addition, during the Christmas Holiday, A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply collects items from the Hesed House Immediate Needs list.
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