In June, Westminster Tool (Plainfield, CT) joined M.R Mold & Engineering Corporation (Brea, CA) in raising funds for iWarriors, a non-for-profit organization that donates iPads gift packages to combat wounded service members. Both proud members of the American Mold Builders Association, the companies had previously participated in AMBA sponsored fundraising for iWarriors and have now challenged each other in an “East Coast vs. West Coast” challenge to bring public awareness to the iWarriors cause, instilling teamwork within each company and claiming the title of “Champion” by collecting the highest total.
“The overall intent is to raise awareness and raise money by creating some friendly competition,” says Westminster Tool President Raymond Coombs, Jr. “It’s bringing 70 people together on both sides of the country in the spirit of trying to do something small for people who make HUGE sacrifices for us.”
M.R Mold & Engineering is a silicone and plastic injection mold manufacturer that began iWarriors fundraising in 2011, donating over 60 iPads to soldiers at the Balboa Naval Hospital and Camp Pendleton. In Plainfield, Connecticut, fellow plastics injection mold manufacturer, Westminster Tool is kicking off this year’s efforts by sponsoring a “5K Freedom Run” held this July 26th in Plainfield.
The companies have until March 31st of 2016 to organize events, facilitate fundraising and collect donations for iWarriors. The president of the winning company will be forced to endure a pie in the face in retribution for their employees’ diligent efforts, according to the companies’ agreement. Coombs says, “We are trying to come up with creative ways to get more people involved and M.R Mold and Westminster Tool are doing it together.”
For more information on the iWarriors cause, please visit the iWarriors website at www.iwarriors.org.