Rapid Power Management believes in giving back to the community not only on a personal level, but a corporate one as well. Cash donations are not the only type of support we choose - We also donate goods, our time and services. Please find a list of the charities RPM supports throughout the year.
- MEALS ON WHEELS The Meals on Wheels Association of America represents community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The approximately 5,000 programs deliver more than one million meals each day. Some programs serve meals at congregate locations and some programs deliver meals directly to those with limited mobility.
Rapid Power Management began working with the Collin County Committee on Aging, which has a Meals on Wheels department, in 2011. The Collin County Committee on Aging delivers more than 550 meals a day, including weekend and evening meals. The Committee serves those over the age of 60 who are homebound, lack independent living skills and/or are incapable to shop and prepare a meal. Our employees deliver fresh meals straight to the homes of senior citizens in the West Plano area several times a month.
To find out more about Meals on Wheels or to learn how you can get involved, visit www.mowaa.org.
- SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL Rapid Power Management has been a proud supporter of Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas for 6 years. Our annual commitment is donated in memory of one our clients sons, who proudly served our nation. His love for children spurred the idea to support a hospital that helps those without the means or access to proper medical care. The hospital specializes in orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. The hospital is run 100% by private donation and we encourage you or your organization to support this great facility.
Find out more through their website: www.tsrhc.org
- ROTARY - JD DODSON As a proud Rotarian since 2007, I believe in the world-wide mission that changing the world begins with a commitment to "service above self." With more than 1.2 million members and 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in local communities and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.
Find more information about Rotary and how you can join or help our mission through their website: www.rotary.org
- DFW RESCUE ME (JUSTICE FUND) - ERIN NEIGHBORS DFW Rescue Me is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization whose goal is to reduce the number of animals euthanized in Dallas. Their goal is possible by spaying / neutering, adoption programs and educating about responsible pet ownership. Each year 5-7 million animals enter shelters nationwide. 3-4 million of those are euthanized, simply because no one wants them.
DFW Rescue Me also created the Justice Fund in honor of the 4 month old pit bull mix puppy who passed away after being severely abused in April 2012. This fund was created to ensure all dogs that are the victims of abuse or neglect in the city of Dallas receive necessary medical care and the opportunity to know the kindness of the human hand that they so deserve. Justice will ensure they have a second leash on life.
To learn more about DFW Rescue Me and Justice's story, visit their website: www.dfwrescueme.org/justices-story
- DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART - KATIE CASSE I chose to donate to the Dallas Museum of Art because I believe that while any person, especially a child, may not excel in English or science, the chance to express themselves through painting, sculpture, dance or music is equally as imperative to their education and lives. Art aids in the development of cognitive and problem solving skills and incites the imagination. Strengthening these skills improve overall academic achievement, confidence and self-discipline.
The Dallas Museum of Art offers residents in DFW the opportunity to visit a place in which creativity is acknowledged. Beginning late January 2013, the museum will no longer charge an admission fee. Through this announcement, the museum hopes to increase the cultural community in Dallas by exposing more people to the exhibitions, programs and events held at the DMA.
To learn more about the Dallas Museum of Art, visit: www.dma.org
- SPCA OF TEXAS - CHRISTA TAYLOR The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas (SPCA of Texas) is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas with two shelters and three spay/neuter clinics located in Dallas and McKinney, and serves as an active resource center providing an array of programs and services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other's lives.
Early in 2011, my daughter came to me to discuss an article she read where the SPCA took custody of horses that were treated cruelly. She was touched by the story and wanted to find out how she could help. The next weekend, my family was in a volunteer training program at the Jan Rees-Jones facility in downtown Dallas. Our initial 20 hours of volunteer time was spent in the laundry room, cleaning dog bowls and toys, preparing meals, hanging flyers about upcoming clinics, and picking up after the dogs. Our first hours were difficult because the work was not very glamorous. Today, we are Animal Handlers and have as much interaction with the animals as we like and the hours they need volunteers is endless. My daughter's goal is to move through the volunteer ranks so she can go on rescue and investigations. We love the SPCA because we have worked alongside the staff and volunteers and have found that everyone has the same goal… to help those that cannot help themselves.
For information on how you can help the SPCA of Texas, visit: www.spca.org
- COOK CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM - MIKE BOWMAN Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization. Knowing that every child's life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Their promise is for children who need health care now, and in the future.
As DFW grows, so does the need for quality pediatric health care. To fulfill their promise, Cook Children's must also grow to reach children throughout North Texas. The medical center offers minor surgeries, treatment for life threatening-illnesses and everything in between. Their neonatal intensive care unit offers all single rooms so parents can stay with their baby 24/7. Cook's is bringing specialty care to rural areas, operating neighborhood clinics in underserved locations and taking health care directly to children with pediatric home health services.
To learn more about Cook Children's, please visit: www.cookchildrens.org/giving
This charity was chosen as my very good friend's 12 year old daughter, Lauren Nevil, suffered a traumatic brain injury while traveling for Thanksgiving holidays. She will likely be in long term intensive rehab for months.
Like Lauren, there are tremendous needs for many of these young patients and their families.
- WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT - JARED PATTERSON Jared Patterson chose the Wounded Warrior Project as his cause out of respect for the incredible sacrifice made by our service members and their families. With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds or injuries. The WWP serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. Simply put, their mission is "to honor and empower wounded warriors."
To learn more about The Wounded Warrior Project, please visit: www.woundedwarriorproject.org
- SPECIAL OLYMPICS - JAY TEN EYCK The Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. It is the world's largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with nearly 4 million athletes in more than 170 countries -- and millions more volunteers and supporters. The Special Olympics is also a global social movement.
I support the Special Olympics in honor of my nephew, Ryan Self. This is an event that he looks forward to every year and if other participants get even a fraction of what Ryan gets out of it then I will continue to back it. Join me in supporting an organization that gives children and adults alike the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy.
To learn more about Special Olympics, please visit: www.specialolympics.org