Chase Plastics and the Dow Chemical Co. are doing their part to make the holidays a little brighter.
Chase, a resin distribution firm based in Clarkston, Mich., recently made gifts of $1,000 each to three charities as part of the firm's Giving Card Campaign.
Originally, Chase had planned to make a single donation, officials said, but eventually found three deserving charities. Donations were made to:
• Operation Underground Railroad, a non-profit that assists governments around the world in the rescue of human trafficking and sex trafficking victims with a special focus on children.
• Thumb Area Helping Hands, which this year helped almost 100 families in need of items ranging from household items to Christmas dinner.
• Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to family of military members who have been killed in the line of duty.
"The outpouring of generosity and the incredible acts of kindness never ceases to amaze us," Chase President Kevin Chase said in a news release. "I am beyond grateful to be part of an industry that continues to create an impact year after year, and I look forward to working together to make a difference in 2019."
Dow, a global plastics and chemicals producer based in Midland, Mich., recently joined with Good360 to distribute 57 trailers for temporary housing to families impacted by Hurricane Harvey on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The effort is a continuation of the commitment made by both organizations to aid disaster recovery efforts not just in the immediate aftermath, officials said, but also to rebuild and ensure community resiliency in the mid- and long-term.
"After a disaster like Harvey, it takes years to rebuild a community and return its members to security, Dow Texas Operations Vice President Rich Wells said in a news release. "At Dow we make it our priority to support our communities as safe, healthy and resilient places to be."
Good360 CEO Howard Sherman added that the donation of the trailers "is making an incredible impact in Texas as communities are still on the road to recovery after Hurricane Harvey."
"Because this disaster initially occurred over a year ago, it's easy to forget that many individuals and families are still months, if not years, away from full recovery," he added. "The commitments from partners such as Dow ensure that Good360 can get the right goods to the right people during all phases of a disaster."
Recipients of the trailers include Sandcastle Church, which is receiving 30 trailers as temporary housing for citizens, and the Wharton Recovery Team, which will use 17 trailers for volunteer housing as well as for families whose homes have been destroyed by Harvey, or need to be demolished because of it.