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EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC Kicks Off Second Annual Water For People Campaign
Hunt Valley, Maryland (31 March 2017)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, recently kicked off its second annual awareness and fundraising campaign in support of Water For People (WFP), an international nonprofit organization with the mission of bringing clean drinking water and sanitation to all parts of the world.
Building on last year’s success, this charitable campaign launched on 22 March, World Water Day, and continues until 22 April, Earth Day. During the month, EA employees have the opportunity to support WFP through payroll donations, online contributions, and active participation in the many planned fundraising events, which range from bake sales to drawings. In addition, this year, all EA employees can champion the EA-corporate sponsored team for the Race Across America (RAAM), an ultra-endurance bicycle race from the west coast to the east coast of the United States, with all team proceeds going to WFP.
“Last year, EA raised over $48,000 for WFP and our goal this year is to match, and hopefully exceed that amount,” said Abbie Smith, P.E., Chair of EA’s WFP Team. “It is truly a corporate-wide campaign with all offices participating and engaging employees in a number of activities bringing greater awareness to the need for access to safe drinking water throughout the world.”
With a well-established Corporate Social Responsibility Program, EA is committed to charitable giving and, in 2016, announced its partnership with WFP with a 3-year, $120,000 financial pledge. In addition to financial support, Ian MacFarlane, EA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, provides professional advice and technical guidance as a member of WFP’s Leadership Council and, annually, an employee is selected to participate on a week-long Impact Tour to visit a project, learn about sustainable practices, and experience first-hand the positive effects that WFP has on the region.
About Water For People
WFP is an international development organization dedicated to providing sustainable access to potable water and sanitation in nine developing countries. By working with national and local governments, communities, businesses, and non-profit partners, WFP’s focus is on building local capacity to ensure lasting, locally sustainable results. For more information about WFP, visit www.waterforpeople.org.
About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
EA is a 100% ESOP-owned public benefit corporation that provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 450 professionals through a network of 25 commercial offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 43 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit www.eaest.com.