Distributor Wire & Cable and Crum Electric joined forces in November to make a donation to the United Way of Natrona County.
Dave Lacey, outside sales for Crum Electric in Casper, WY, wanted to do something nice this holiday season with his reward points in his DART account. Initially, he thought he could get something for each person at his location however he quickly realized his total points wouldn’t amount to much when he considered all the employees at Crum’s Casper branch. He then learned about how DWC’s DART, The Distributor Access & Resource Terminal, has a charity option to give back your points to almost any type of non-profit organization.
“I passed around my idea to others, and surprisingly others agreed to donate their points. The idea of cashing in our points in a true team fashion seem to inspire people,” Dave stated. “It was not long before we had a group of people ready to give back to help others in need.” (see photo below of participants)
Dave, and the other employees, agreed they should select a local charity since they are a local distributor. They eventually decided to donate the money to The United Way of Natrona County whose slogan is “Give Where You Live.” This local United Way focuses on helping people throughout Natrona County through after school programs, healthcare for children, abuse prevention, crisis counseling, senior services and various other philanthropic missions.
“Dave reached out to me in early October with his donation idea,” commented Chris Camp who is in inside sales at DWC. “DART has help to raise thousands of dollars for charity since its inception 2 years ago. It was a no-brainer to offer our support to Dave.”
Dave, and his fellow co-workers, were able to return 125,000 Reward Points for a $1250 donation. To show their support, both Distributor Wire & Crum Electric decided to do a company match of their donation. In the end, The United Way of Natrona County received a check for $3750.
“It goes to show you how much you can make a difference if people just work together,” remarked Dave.