Murphy's Involvement in the Community
At Murphy, we believe that it is vital to be involved in the communities that we call home.
Murphy Makes Dreams Come True Through Make-A-Wish
What could be more fun than a Mouse Race to help children’s dreams come true? That’s what Murphy employees found out when they raised more than $32,000 at their Make-A-Wish 2017 Mouse Race in March, making dreams come true for children faced with life-threatening illnesses. Then, Murphy Company advanced the fundraising effort by adding another $15,000.
Murphy Company has been making dreams come true for Make-A-Wish children for more than two years, with each wish empowering a child and creating a magical experience. Visit: www.wish.org
Murphy Employees Clean up Miles of Meramec
Murphy employees and their families participated in 2017 Operation Clean Stream, cleaning up several miles of the Meramec River during an August weekend. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Operation Clean Stream!
Since 1967, The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region has organized Operation Clean Stream, one of the country’s largest and longest running river restoration projects. The fourth weekend of every August, event volunteers take to the Meramec River and its tributaries, working to undo damage caused throughout the year by flooding, carless littering and the unlawful dumping of trash. Volunteers participate both in canoes and boats, as well as on the shore, in nearby parks, and along nearby trails.
Murphy’s Operation Clean Stream team lead by Mark Bengard consisted of 30 people with 15 canoes collecting items such as tires, trash, cans, bottles, chairs, LP tanks, rugs, tables, satellite dish and kayak.
Murphy Donates More Than $169,000 to United Way
A longtime supporter of the United Way, Murphy Company topped its 2016 goal of $100,000 in St. Louis, raising $100,714 for the United Way of Greater St. Louis during its fall employee campaign. Murphy employees also raised a remarkable $35,180 for Mile High United Way in Denver. Murphy Company then boosted the employee donation by 25 percent, adding another $34,000!
At Murphy, fundraising for United Way agencies is fun! With a 90-percent employee participation rate, Murphy sponsors large campaign kick off events, and provides employee incentives. John Schrader, Service Operations Manager led the St. Louis effort and Paul Gillett, Service Manager led the Denver campaign.
Murphy Company also was honored in February as one of seven Denver area companies recognized for their “exceptional philanthropic contributions” at the 2017 Mile High United Way Community Champions Celebration. Murphy Company was one of three companies receiving the Champion of Hope Award, honoring Murphy for increasing its fundraising by 49 percent!
United Way has a long-standing tradition of community outreach and betterment in both cities where Murphy Company operates. More than one million people are served by United Way of Greater St. Louis each year, helping one in three people in the St. Louis region. In Denver, Mile High United Way partners with hundreds of local nonprofits, government agencies, policy-makers and businesses to advance the common good by changing lives and strengthening the community. Visit: www.unitedway.org
Murphy Company Raises $23,529 for the St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s KIDstruction
Murphy Company raised a record-breaking $23,529 during its 2016 KIDstruction Week. The program helps St. Louis Children’s Hospital fulfill its promise to provide a superior patient experience through music and art therapy, pediatric neuro-critical care, the hospital’s Family Resource Center and sibling playroom, and the Health Kids Express mobile health vans.
Along with Murphy, St. Louis area contractors, engineers and architects raised $405,000 in 2016, exceeding their goal by $130,000! Kevin Suiter, Vice President Estimating reached out to Murphy employees, inviting them to contribute via payroll deductions during a KIDstruction designed summer week. As a Cornerstone Company for the campaign, Murphy then matched employee giving at 100 percent. Visit: www.kidstructionweek.com
Murphy Raises $4,000 for Mount Saint Vincent Home
As part of its longtime partnership with Mount Saint Vincent Home, Murphy Company employees raised more than $4,000 at its 2016 Carwash, an annual event to support the Denver-based treatment center for children. The children, aged 5 to 12, face severe behavioral and emotional challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse, or neglect. The Home delivers behavioral health serves to the children and their families, helping the children reach their full potential within their homes, schools, and communities.
Murphy also regularly assists with the home repairs and mechanical needs, doing all it can to continue the 134-year tradition of providing treatment and help, as well as care and hope – for children in need. Visit: www.msvhome.org