Medical Mutual 2011 Pillar Award
for Community Service — Columbus
There were a lot of happy students at Livingston Avenue Elementary School last fall, and they had Delta Energy LLC to thank for their good spirits. The company coordinated a school supply drive for students in the financially challenged Columbus neighborhood and came through in a big way.
Employees collected 10,300 sheets of paper, 701 pencils, 180 glue sticks, 68 boxes of crayons, 56 boxes of markers and 50 boxes of colored pencils. They also contributed 54 boxes of tissues and 22 bottles of hand sanitizer.
The effort was just one of many such initiatives Delta Energy has taken on over the years to give back to the community that it serves. When a number of natural disasters around the world put blood levels at a critical low, Delta stepped up and helped three blood drives at its headquarters. A total of 39 pints of blood was collected and one platelet donation was made, resulting in 117 recipients served.
Founder and President Sheri Tackett encourages her employees to look for ways they can help people who are struggling each day. The Dublin Food Pantry received 11,000 canned goods from employees and the American Heart Association benefitted from Delta volunteers who agreed to help direct walkers through its Start! Heart Walk in downtown Columbus.
One philanthropic effort of Delta hit particularly close to home. A Delta employee lost a child to blood-related cancer and as a result, the company has become heavily involved in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central Ohio. One team member serves as vice president of the board and volunteers have stepped up to help with major fundraising events.
On a lighter note, but just as importantly in the end, the company operates a Jeans Day fund throughout the year. Employees can wear jeans on Fridays, but they are asked to make a donation to do so. The company then matches what is raised and last year, $7,200 was contributed to seven charities.
How to reach: Delta Energy LLC, (614) 339-2600 or https://www.deltaenergyllc.com