In their annual giving campaign, the employees working at Cummins Inc.'s Jamestown Engine Plant raised $180,565.56 for charities of their choice.
In addition, the Cummins Foundation matched each dollar employees gave resulting in an overall contribution of $361,131.10 to area charities.
The Cummins Foundation donated the following:
Front row, from left, are Nitin Abraham; Vince Horgan, United Way of Southern Chautauqua campaign chairman; Tory Irgang, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County executive director; Angie Peck; Jenelle Thompson; Tom Swanson; and Linda McMaster. Back row are Dave Diffenderfer, Matt Batis, Charles Stafford.
$138,418.66 - United Way of Southern Chautauqua County,
$27,352.90 - United Fund of Warren County,
$11,739 - United Way of Cattaraugus County, and
$3,055 - United Way of Erie County.
"Cummins employees provide a staggering amount of support to the local not-for-profits," said Vince Horrigan, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County campaign chairman. "This donation to the United Way Campaign will help improve the lives of so many people facing challenges in southern Chautauqua County."
Supporting strong and vibrant community programs, like the annual giving campaign, is essential to Cummins. In 2011, as a result of an education campaign to reach workers on all shifts, an increasing number of employees contributed to the annual charity drive.
Since 1980, employees have participated annually in a charity drive raising more than $2 million dollars.
"As one of the region's largest employers, Cummins and our employees make a significant impact on our community," said David Porter, plant manager. "Employee and corporate generosity makes a difference in the lives of many people."