The holidays may be over, but that didn’t stop a group of IHI E&C employees from delivering a special gift to the Katy VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 9182 – just in time for the new year. On Wednesday, December 30, Communications Manager Erica Evans was joined by two of the company’s very own veterans, Construction Manager and U.S. Army veteran, Jack Williams, and Facilities Director and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Dan Mater, in presenting a $500 check to the Katy post on behalf of the company.
Gathered in the organization’s foreign wars museum, the IHI E&C employees met with the post’s manager, Betty Edmundson, and U.S. Army veteran, Gary Drahos, on behalf of the post. They said that the company’s generous donation would go toward the Veteran’s Relief Fund.
“The Veteran’s Relief Fund allows us to assist local veterans in obtaining help with basic needs like food and electricity,” Edmundson explained.
Erica Evans was honored to have been a part of the presentation.
“I’m humbled to be a part of an organization that recognizes the value in giving back to those who have given so much for our country,” Evans said. “I’m even more pleased to be have been able to do it with two of our very own veterans. Our company is comprised of such great people, and the service that Jack, Dan and so many other IHI E&C employees gave to our military is just one example.”
“The Katy VFW post provided IHI E&C with poppies to distribute to employees on Veterans Day,” said Mater. “We are more than pleased to be able to reciprocate.”
“It’s great to have this local connection to this fine post,” said Williams. “Their museum of foreign wars is an indication of their commitment, for which we are very grateful.”