April 22, 2016: Over the past three years GeoComm has steadily increased their participation with Central Minnesota United Way and last week we marked the end of our third annual United Way workplace campaign week.
United Way workplace campaign week has become a cornerstone to GeoComm’s giving back efforts and has served to inspire our employees to find many new ways to support the community through volunteer efforts and fundraising. This year, GeoComm raised over $16,000.00 during our campaign week which is a 5% increase over 2015.
To aid in employee awareness, GeoComm formed an employee United Way committee, who work together to encourage employee participation by hosting a campaign kick-off event and several themed activities throughout the week and year.
“Supporting our community is an important aspect of our company culture. We are proud of our employees for every year supporting their communities, neighbors, sometimes even their families and friends through United Way programs, and for their generous contributions during our workplace campaign week” Heather Hoskins, GeoComm Controller.
GeoComm’s dedication to United Way extends beyond our workplace campaign week contributions and includes involvement in activities such as Day of Caring, PenPal program, Midnight Run and participation in various events and committees such as Early Learning Early Literacy Community Solutions Team and Partner for Student Success . In March of this year, GeoComm received the Best Year Around Partnership Award from Central Minnesota United Way at their annual luncheon, recognizing our ongoing contributions.
About GeoComm: GeoComm was founded in 1995 to provide county governments with turnkey emergency 9-1-1 development services. Over the subsequent 20 years, the company has grown to serve more than 12,000 dispatchers in 800 emergency 9-1-1 call centers in the United States, helping to keep more than 84 million people safe. Today, GeoComm has a national reputation as a leading provider of geographic information and communication systems. The company’s systems route emergency calls to the appropriate call center, map the caller’s location on a dispatchers map, and guide emergency responders to the accident on mobile displays within police, fire and ambulance vehicles.
About United Way of Central Minnesota: United Way of Central Minnesota improves lives by mobilizing the caring power in Central Minnesota – focusing on education and basic needs. A local board of directors governs United Way of Central Minnesota and community volunteers make all funding decisions. United Way recruits people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. For more information on how you can join United Way and it’s partners to build a stronger Central Minnesota, please visit www.unitedwayhelps.org or call 320.252.0227.