While our company spans the entire U.S.A. with five manufacturing facilities from coast-to-coast, our corporate headquarters is in Massachusetts and if you’ve never been here, know that we’re often subject to some pretty wacky weather. We are well-known for our cold, snowy winters but it was only about three years ago when we had a hot New Years Day, with temps in the high 70s. By all accounts…..unpredictable.
For example, this summer has been a hot and dry one. Very hot. So much so that we’re on track for it to be the fifth hottest summer on record and the driest ever. This prompted Laddawn employee Tim Theriault and his brother, Joe, to take some action for the good of others.
Camp Wing is located in Duxbury, MA and covers 200 acres of woodlands, providing a safe and stimulating place in the summers for inner-city kids who are between 1st and 8th grade. The Camp offers a place for these children to be active and gaining experience outside of their daily inner city experiences. According to its website, the Camp Wing program “teaches young people to set and achieve goals, to gain new skills through challenge, to make positive choices and to develop healthy relationships with peers and adults.”
Activities for camp attendees include instructional swimming, sports and games, a climbing wall, biking, boating, archery, art and drama. Joe has been an employee of the camp for 12 years running and had the idea to donate a large strip of 10 x 100 foot C&A film from Laddawn to Camp Wing. The film was then immediately laid on the ground and used as a giant slip-and-slide to help the kids cool off in what has been an incredibly hot Massachusetts summer.
Another fine example of the many selfless initiatives Laddawn employees (and their siblings) perform to help others. Thanks Tim & Joe. We can confirm via Joe that the kids had a blast and have already expressed definite interest in doing it again soon.