HPMC is strongly committed to being a good corporate citizen and supports local organizations that reflect our corporate culture and marketplace. In addition, HPMC supports our employees both with donations and paid time to pursue personal charitable interests. This is true regardless of where our employees work. In other words, HPMC supports our employees in AL just as we support our local staff.
Some of HPMC's community involvement activities include:
ELIJAH FAMILY HOMES
Elijah Family Homes (EFH) is a faith-based organization that provides housing, education, and financial support to those persons not eligible, because of legal and/or substance abuse issues, for other types of assistance. EFH provides housing, parenting classes, substance abuse monitoring, financial support and other services to families in our community who might otherwise be homeless, unable to keep their families together.
HPMC has been a supporter of EFH for over 5 years. We support EFH financially with an annual cash donation. HPMC has also sponsored a family in need providing school clothes, supplies, and addressing other family needs as they arose. This family successfully graduated from the EFH program in January 2013 and credits HPMC, in part, with assisting the family's transition to independence and self-sufficiency.
HPMC also donates the resources, financial and other, to the EFH Christmas Party held every December. HPMC donates all the food, making sure there are plenty of left-overs for the families to take home. We also conduct an all-company gift drive, in partnership with the Soroptimists, which results in every EFH family member having a Christmas wish fulfilled.
COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE
HPMC provides significant cash donations to CBC to be used for academic scholarships for students in the Nursing and Allied Health programs. In addition, HPMC supports our professional staff in volunteering their expertise in their professions. For example, our Directress of Nursing is teaching nursing students about the field of Occupational Health Nursing, both at CBC and WSU Tri-Cities. HPMC has also developed a preceptor program at our Hanford medical clinic for nursing students. This program provides occupational health clinical opportunities for students interested in, or wanting to become more familiar with occupational health nursing.
Each year, HPMC sponsors four teams that participate in the JA Bowl fundraising event. This event not only supports JA, but is a great venue for our employees to engage with each other outside the workplace. It promotes team building and creativity as each of our employee teams compete for various recognitions and awards.
BENTON-FRANKLIN HUMANE SOCIETY
Annually, HPMC gives a significant cash donation to our local Humane Society animal shelter.
WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HPMC donates cash annually to the Walla Walla Community College farrier program. This money is used as both a scholarship and a resource for purchasing student's farrier tools, which can cost as much as $500 a set.
The examples cited above represent some of our planned, or routine, community support activities. Every year, however, HPMC supports various fund raising activities by supporting our employees in participating in fund raising events such as the several golf tournaments that occur in our area throughout the summer.