Giving back is part of our culture. We are proud to contribute our time and talent to improving communities and supporting environmental causes. We are proud that our efforts have made a difference locally and around the globe.
Quality Water in Guatemala
Water is the most valued and protected resource in the world, but for billions of people around the globe access to water and proper sanitation are among the most crucial challenges they face. Clark Dietz President and CEO John Boldt joined the Wisconsin Water for the World Committee on their journey to Sacbochol, Guatemala where a distribution system was installed to make clean water more accessible to the rural Guatemalan village.
During this two week long trip, a water system was designed to sustain population growth for the next 20 years. The 2017 project consisted of building two 20,000-liter water storage tanks. The infrastructure is designed for minimal upkeep; however, villagers were trained on how the logistics of maintaining the system for years to come. The volunteers also hosted a Health and Hygiene Program at the local school, which equipped local children with the knowledge and tools to practice healthy hygiene habits.
The most powerful changes resulted from working directly with the local people. The unique combination of engineering, education, and empowerment resulted in a community that will now thrive due to a clean and accessible water supply system.
Annual Food Drive Makes a Difference
The 2017 Clark Dietz Annual Food Drive was once again a success. Our staff did an outstanding job collecting over 800 lbs. of food items and donating $1,510 in cash. Each of our 9 offices collects their donations and delivers them to the local food pantry. The donations will help feed hundreds of families in our local communities. We are glad we can make a difference.
Making a House a Home with Habitat for Humanity: Champaign, IL
On September 29 th , 2016, a group from our Champaign office spent the day volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. The staff worked hard to help create a home for a local mom and her five children. Her youngest son needs special support and this home will have structural modifications to help his needs. During the day, the staff painted the house, both internally and externally, as well as helped with construction of the garage and general clean up around the house. We are proud to have helped make this house a home.
The Clark Dietz’ SWAT Goes into Action: Indianapolis, IN
On September 16 th , 2016, our Indianapolis team put their volunteer time to good use supporting the White River Watershed Alliance. The group installed storm drain markers and distributed educational materials in a neighborhood in the City of Fishers. The effort is part of the White River Watershed Alliance’s initiative to assemble volunteer SWATs (Storm Water Action Teams) to promote water quality awareness. It was a fun day making friends with neighborhood residents, and even their pets! They finished up right before it started raining, putting the newly branded storm drains to work.
Fun Fact: The signs they left behind next to the newly marked storm drains were biodegradable paper infused with wild flower seeds. You plant the signs and the next Spring Black-eyed Susan’s freshen up the landscaping.