June 29, 2018 June’s Community Involvement includes two great organizations that are extremely important to two of our employees.
First, we had a few employees participate in this year’s Elephant Rock Cycling Festival. Plumbline Services has had employees join Team Zimbabwe in this festival the last few years and it’s always one of our favorite events! Team Zimbabwe helps raise money for the Zimbabwe Mission Partnership (ZMP). ZMP is comprised of 10 local churches here in Colorado that work together to support Heather Chimhoga Orphan Care (HCOC). HCOC was founded by a local retired couple to make a difference in Zimbabwe.
The money raised for HCOC helps provide meals, pay school fees, provide medical supplies and so much more to the orphans and vulnerable children in the devastated African nation. Currently, the Zimbabwe Mission Partnership helps the Heather Chimhoga Orphan Care serve over 800 children.
Secondly, one of our Plumbing Service Professionals, David P., participated in the Annual Finley Firefighter Memorial Hockey Tournament. The idea for this tournament came about 16 years ago when a local firefighter’s life was changed forever. He got the call that no one ever wants to get, that his family had been in a car accident and his son was in critical condition. Luckily, his son made a full recovery! However, the firefighter wanted to do something to make a difference.
This is where the hockey tournament comes in! All the proceeds of the tournament go to the Colorado State Patrol “Alive at 25” Program. This program is a 4 ½ hour driver’s awareness course that is designed to help young drivers, ages 15-24, become safer drivers. It includes defensive driving and decision-making/responsibility taking courses.
Both of these events are so much fun, but more importantly they help make a real difference. Plumbline Services is honored and proud to help such exceptional organizations.
July 31, 2017
The Zimbabwe Mission Partnership is a local group of 10 churches that work together to support an orphanage in Zimbabwe called Heather Chimhoga Orphan Care. This orphanage is committed to helping the orphans of Zimbabwe by providing them meals, education and medical care.
They spend time with these children and give them the care and love that they so desperately need. It is a big undertaking and they need as much help as they can get. That is why the Zimbabwe Mission holds fund-raisers and helps in projects to ensure the HCOC is as prepared as possible.
One of the Zimbabwe Missions biggest fund-raisers is the Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival. This festival has been around for 30 years and offer both recreational and competitive cyclists opportunities to ride. We joined up, for the second year in a row, with Zimbabwe Missions cycling team, “Team Zimbabwe”.
This year we had 5 employees ride in the festival. These employees were Jon H, Bob L, Glenn K, Jeff N and David P. David even had his family ride with him! Bob and Glenn rode in the 62 mile course, Jeff rode the 40 mile course, Jon rode the 23 mile course, and David and his family rode in the family-friendly 8-mile course. They all did such a great job and it looks like they had a lot of fun too!
Plumbline Services donated a total of $2,500, helping Team Zimbabwe raise over $62,000.
We are so glad that we were able to participate in this great event and help The Zimbabwe Mission Partnership reach their goal! They are still taking donations, so if you feel led you can donate online at: http://zimpartnership.org/donate