Thank you to everyone who participated in the MDA Muscle Walk this year! Womack had over 200 folks in attendance and our Womack Team was able to raise over $126,000 for this very important cause. A special shout-out to our very own, Tracy Hamilton, for being recognized by MDA for creating his own fundraising team and for his 6 years of service as a camp counselor at Camp John Marc. Thank you, Team Womack, for helping in the fight against muscle disease!
MDA Muscle Walk
Bob Mitchell goes to Honduras
The main purpose of the mission trip is to improve the environment and health conditions of people in some of the poorest villages. Getting and maintaining clean, hygienic water is the number one priority. Next is fixing up and improving homes by putting on new roofs or adding concrete floors (in place of dirt floors). Finally, the group will run a Christian Vacation Bible School each day for the kids (LOTS of kids!) which includes a free lunch, snacks, crafts, music and bible lessons.
A record-setting eight employees from Womack spent a week in June as counselors, assisting children with muscular dystrophy at Camp John Marc. The camp offers children with physical challenges an opportunity to canoe, swim, rock climb, ride horses, zip line, fish, and a whole host of other activities. For the counselors, it’s a week of strenuous physical activity and very little sleep. Womack is proud to sponsor Camp John Marc, and grateful to these young men who took time out of their lives to give back to these kids and their families. From left to right on the back row are: Brian Wright, Tracy Hamilton, Jonathan Kocks, Ayrton Maier, Hayden Pinell, Mitchell Gholson, Kelby Seyl and Jason Ball. (The three in the front row are campers.) A big “thank you” to these counselors for living the Womack Way!
Salvation Army - Angel Tree
For the last four years, Womack Machine Supply has adopted 100 Angels from the local Salvation Army (70 children and 30 elderly).
The list of available Angels for adoption goes quickly - employees or groups of employees eagerly adopt and shop for needed gifts as well as wanted items for their Angels. Once everything has been collected, several of our folks here at Womack volunteer to pack up and take the 100 stuffed red bags to the local Salvation Army distribution center. From there, the Salvation Army begins working their magic, getting all the gifts to the Angels by Christmas.
To learn more about ways you can get involved with The Salvation Army DFW, check out their facebook page or their website.
Living the Womack Way
Representatives from Womack (a company based out of Texas) visited our family at home this afternoon to present Max, Rowen, and Charlie with a check. One of these guys, Matt Sterup, graduated from St. Cecilia High School (the same school Jason graduated from and that Lexi now attends). After reading a post on FB about the boys he was inspired to use his company's generous tradition of giving to support the boys. Matt and many others from Womack hosted a series of fundraisers at the company. Womack then matched the money raised dollar for dollar. We are so grateful for Womack's support. It says a lot about the character of both Matt and Womack to go to such an extent to support three little guys and a family that were strangers not long ago.
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MDA Camp Tulsa, OK
The 2014 MDA Summer Camp was held at Camp Egan in Tahlequah, OK. Lots of laughter was had and friendships and memories were made. Our campers were able to experience many kinds of activities. From horseback riding, to swimming, to power soccer, to floor hockey, to tie dying, to dancing and performing in a talent show. This year Womack sponsored lunch for the campers as well as Patsy’s Pony Rides and Petting Zoo! Talk about fun! The Womack employees enjoyed the time outside and with the animals just as much as the campers did!
Camp John Marc
MDA Summer Camp Houston, TX
RISE Adaptive Sports
Promoting healthy lifestyles and being active, RISE Adaptive Sports has teamed up with the All Out Trinity Festival taking place this Saturday, March 1st! Tune in to Ch. 8 tomorrow morning as Womack’s very own Automation Specialist, Rob Ritter tells Good Morning America what sports the RISE Team plans to feature at this weekend’s event!
Land of the Free because of the Brave
Womack wholeheartedly supports the service men and women of the United States and we offer many thanks for your vigilant dedication and sacrifice in preserving our freedoms.