McGill’s Hickory Office Volunteers for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program
Shaping and Serving Communities
With eight offices throughout the Southeast, McGill puts a great deal of importance on giving back to the areas we operate out of. We not only strive to shape communities through our meaningful work in engineering, but we recognize that it is our duty to serve communities on a more personal level as well.
McGill’s Hickory Office Volunteers for the Angel Tree Program
This past week, employees in McGill’s Hickory office volunteered for the local Salvation Army Angel Tree. Since its creation in 1979, the annual Angel Tree program has provided Christmas gifts to millions of children and senior adults across the United States.
McGill Engineering Associate, Wes Fleming, explained how the process worked. “The facility where we volunteered had arranged the donated items in various locations by age and sex of the child. When we arrived at the facility, we were able to choose a name, and then go shopping for the child by choosing presents from the donated items. After placing all the items for the child in a bag, the bag is marked with an identification number and placed in a bin with other bags. Then we selected another name and repeated the process.”
The Importance of Giving Back
Volunteering gives McGill the chance to express our gratitude to the communities we live and work in and provides us the opportunity to come together with our neighbors, have meaningful conversations, gain valuable insight, and reflect on what really matters this holiday season.
Wes said, “It’s difficult to describe the feeling that one receives while volunteering in this capacity. It’s easy to enjoy the Christmas holiday, and then assume that those around you are enjoying the holidays in a similar way. But that’s often not the case. I was grateful for the opportunity to volunteer last week, and it left me wishing that I had the means to do much more.”
Visit the Salvation Army website to learn more about how they are assisting during this holiday season. Click here for more information on how you can become a part of the McGill team, where building lasting relationships with communities and giving back to those in need is a priority year-round.