To whom much is given, much will be required -Luke 12:48, is the scriptural base that Mungo Homes Foundation uses to guide their giving.
Recently, the foundation held its first Week of Giving and donated a total of $35,000 to three local organizations. In addition, they partnered with one of the organizations, EmmanuWheel, to build a ramp for Miss Sara, an 80-year-old mobility-impaired Lexington County resident who had not left her home since May. Mungo team members also filled shifts ringing the bell for Salvation Army at stations throughout the Midlands.
“We have a vision of wanting to leave the world better than we found it. Helping those less fortunate is a really big step in that direction. We can make all the money in the world, but it doesn’t make any difference if we don’t give back,” said CEO Steven Mungo said.
Mungo’s words are more than an opinion; they are facts. During their week of giving back, Mungo VP Jon Buzzell surprised EmmanuWheel Managing Director Chris Sharpe with a $20,000 check to further the mission of providing ramps for those who cannot afford the cost. The Free Medical Clinic was the recipient of $10,000 and Families Helping Families received a $5,000 donation to help assist families in need of food, clothing, and Christmas gifts. In addition, Mungo team members used company-allotted paid volunteer time to shop, gift wrap, and staff the warehouse.
Week of Giving recipients were nominated by local Mungo team members and selected by each local Mungo Homes Foundation Board of Advisors based on qualifying criteria.
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