GH Phipps Exceeds 2000 Volunteer Hours in 2020
In 2012, GH Phipps Construction Companies established a company-wide volunteer program (the 60th anniversary of the company) that has inspired employees to donate thousands of hours of volunteer time to hundreds of organizations throughout Colorado. During the months of 2020, while dealing with the uncertainties presented by the pandemic, the company’s employees once again exceeded their goals and surpassed 2,000 hours of volunteer time on behalf of 60-plus organizations.
The volunteer program is known internally as 1-60-1952. The goal is in one year, volunteer for 60 organizations (marking the company’s 60th anniversary) with a minimum of 1,952 volunteer hours (1952 is the year the company was founded). It has become a great source of pride for the GH Phipps team and most importantly a focused way for employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.
“In spite of all the challenges associated with the pandemic during this past year, our team still made it a priority to help others in need and make sure that we continue to hit our volunteer program goals,” said Kurt Klanderud, president of GH Phipps. “Since we began the formal program in 2012, the efforts of our employees have been overwhelming in terms of the good they’re doing throughout their communities. Individuals volunteer at schools, for youth sports teams, favorite charities or their local community organizations. There’s been no-end to the level of caring and support our team has provided to our communities in the thousands of hours they’ve spent helping others.”
Some of the ways in which GH Phipps employees donated their time in 2020 include:
- Organizing social activities for seniors.
- Organizing blood drives.
- Volunteering to shop for and deliver groceries to people who have been homebound due to the pandemic.
- Volunteering to provide support to families in need.
- Company participation in 2020 Denver Day of Service hosted by the Denver Broncos and Mile High United Way
Photo courtesy of GH Phipps