In 2013, Link-Belt management decided to increase the company’s philanthropic efforts in order to positively impact the local community and workplace. Included in Link-Belt’s efforts was a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass. Link-Belt chose the local chapter of the Ronald McDonald House because of the unique and valuable service it provides to Central Kentucky and beyond. Link-Belt prides itself as a family of employees so lending support to other families seemed like a natural choice.
One of the things Link-Belt quickly realized was how important it is to get our employees involved in the process of giving, making it more than a monetary donation. As a first time participant in the meal service activity, Link-Belt notified its employees of an opportunity to cook and serve dinner at the Ronald McDonald House and invited anyone interested to sign up. The response was tremendous. Within two hours the schedule was filled with volunteers and by the end of the day a full page of Link-Belt employees had volunteered their time.
In addition to volunteering their time, employees shared stories about how the Ronald McDonald House had helped their own friends and families during times of need. Link-Belt did not anticipate that there would be such an overwhelming response by our own employees who had previously dealt with a child’s serious medical condition and hospitalization. It was inspiring to learn of the impact the Ronald McDonald House had within our own company and were thrilled to discover how strongly Link-Belt’s support of the Ronald McDonald House resonated with employees, our Link-Belt family.
Now Link-Belt is looking forward to its next meal service opportunity after renovations are complete at the Ronald McDonald House as well as continuing our support of a worthy cause that has affected so many.