Altruism is defined as “the belief in or practice of selfless concern for the well-being of others” and it remains a fundamental aspect of Willmeng Construction’s strategic vision to foster an “altruistic service” of corporate culture by recruiting highly talented individuals with great character.
Naturally, to “talk the talk” isn’t enough for employees like those. They also “walk the walk” throughout all their daily interactions both in the office and out. In certain cases, Willmeng employees literally “walk the walk” to support the well-being of others. Each year, Willmeng sponsors different charity walks/runs across the Valley in support of various good causes and non-profits, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Ryan House and UMOM New Day Centers.
More than just corporate sponsorships, Willmeng employees also participate in these walks/runs with their families and friends. This year’s sponsored walks/runs consisted of the:
– 10th Annual Walk the Walk to End Homelessness at the Phoenix Zoo on September 22
– St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer at Chase Field in Downtown Phoenix on September 29
– 2018 Run for Ryan House at Riverview Park in Mesa on October 6
Renee Hurtado, construction administrator at Willmeng, has participated in the UMOM Walks for the past 4 years and she helped champion this year’s event on behalf of Willmeng to raise awareness, restore hope and rebuild the lives of those in Arizona dealing with homelessness. According to unofficial sources, this year’s walk also broke a Guinness World Record for the most people to complete a 1K-race in flip-flops.
“Having Willmeng’s support brings more awareness to the community, which is very important,” says Hurtado. “It takes a village.”