(Houston, Texas) Gulf Marine Contractors (GMC), a leading global integrated offshore logistics service provider, is giving back to the community this holiday season with a number of donations to local charities.
These donations are attuned with GMC's Global Sustainability Program, which in part focuses on giving back financially to the company's local community. This year's donation went to five charities, including the Salvation Army, Walmart Angel Tree Toy Drive, and the SPCA of Montgomery County.
"At GMC, we're dedicated to having a positive effect on the world in everything we do," says Steve Vanderwater, CEO of GMC. "Whether it's on a global or local scale, giving back financially is just one way we aim to accomplish that."
GMC made a donation to the Montgomery County Food Bank of The Woodlands, which aims to reduce food waste and food insecurity by redirecting surplus food from retail grocery partners, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and through community-level initiatives. "For every $1.00 donated, our organization can serve five meals to those in need," says Allison Huett, President and CEO of Montgomery County Food Bank.
GMC also donated to Love Fosters Hope, a Texas-based non-profit organization with many facets but one purpose: to impact the lives of children and teens in foster care who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned.
GMC's last donation went to the Montgomery County Women's Center in The Woodlands. This non-profit helps women and children who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault, housing up to 75 women and children a night. They provide counseling, crisis intervention, and advocate for social change.
"We are humbled to be able to give back this year," says Clark Buffam, COO of GMC. "This has been a difficult year for many people and the need for organizations like these is greater than ever. I'm just happy we can offer support to these groups that make such a difference in our community."