STO CARES: Acts of Kindness During Crisis
With 24-hour news coverage, social media at our fingertips, and circumstances changing by the hour, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the “bad” of the COVID-19 pandemic. But moments of crisis also bring opportunities to show up for the communities we live and build in. Here are few of the ways the offices across STO came together to spread hope and give back to their communities.
- STO offices gathered thousands of N95 masks, safety goggles, bunny suits, negative air machines, Edge Guard, and more to help frontline workers in hospitals from London to Dallas.
- Through nonprofit organizations like Hand Up Toronto, Hot Meals at Saint Mark’s Church, Compass Family Services, and local food banks, STO collectively helped provide supplies and meals to over 500 families in need and more than 80 meals to people experiencing homelessness.
- Structure Tone London’s own preconstruction director, Michael Burke, facilitated a donation of masks, goggles, and filters to Epsom and St. Helier NHS Hospital.
- BCCI Construction’s Community Builders Committee—an employee group dedicated to encouraging positive action in their communities—volunteered to deliver groceries and medication to seniors who wouldn’t be able to get necessary items otherwise. Some even helped set up video calls with doctors for people living in senior houses across the city. Check out their LinkedIn video here.Go to https://www.linkedin.com/posts/bcci_constructiongivesback-donateppe-activity-6647984159769927680-w4KJ/
A THANK YOU NOTE FROM A DOCTOR BASED IN DALLAS: “Thanks so much for helping us get those masks, the hospital and staff are so thankful! The dialysis nurses were expected to sit with COVID-positive patients for four hours wearing a plain mask. Now with these, they will be able to rotate and preserve the N95s. They are very grateful!”
We’re a family-oriented company, built on a fundamental commitment to create permanent, positive impact in the communities where we live and work.
Since our founding, creating lasting and positive impact in the communities we work in has been an essential part of our core responsibility and values. Employees frequently volunteer, participate in fundraisers, and engage in other community-focused events. We support, encourage, and recognize our employees’ brilliant efforts to help address causes and improve our communities.
We are so proud of our employees’ efforts from chairing major events to raising desperately needed funds for surgery, to building a new playground, and working with high school students interested in construction and engineering careers. Staff throughout our organization invest their time and resources to make an essential and lasting difference in people’s lives.