Tuesday morning, 40 Holcim employees were encouraged to forgo their regular workday to offer service instead. They loaded their gear and headed to the Morgan Lions Club lodge.
The volunteers arrived early, filling the parking area with pickup trucks, flatbed trailers and cement trucks. As work began, the grassy area was loaded up with old railings and faulty pieces of wood to make way for updated cement stairs and a new patio behind the facility.
Other improvements like updated electrical and new porches were added as well. Some items will take more than one day to finish, so four or five workers will remain throughout the week to wrap things up.
In a county where large businesses are scarce, it is nice to have a company that gives back to the community as much as Holcim does.
Holcim (US) Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components in the United States. The company believes strongly in giving back to the communities where their employees reside. The company website boasts, “We learned early what it means to be a leader, and while the world has changed, our values remain the same. We also know our success is rooted in the people who live and work here.”
The Lions were on-hand to show their appreciation by providing lunch and dessert to the hardworking Holcim employees. This was no surprise as the club’s mission is all about helping others. Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization. They are also one of the most effective.
Members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere they work, they make friends. Club members pay dues and raise money every year for children who need eyeglasses, seniors who don’t have enough to eat, scholarships for high school graduates and any other need they see that they can meet.
Their humble contributions are felt widespread around Morgan. Our local Lions also provide the community with the best Easter egg hunt around and they never fail to make sure Santa visits our town.
The Lions Club needs members to be able to provide these needed services. “All you need to do to become a member is to drop by and say hello,” said Club President CarDell Mortensen. Anyone interested can join a meeting at the lodge the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Meetings begin at 7 p.m.