ATAS International Inc. Participates In Fundraising Events

ATAS International Inc. had teams involved in two fundraising events held in the Lehigh Valley.
The Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon celebrated their 10 year anniversary of this event.  ATAS had two teams in the 26.2 mile team relay.  Thousands of runners competed, and the event raised money to benefit Via, which provides services for children and adults with disabilities.  This is the fourth consecutive year that ATAS has participated, and it’s the first year they had two teams entered.
Four employees participated in the inaugural Lehigh Valley 9/11 Heroes Run for the Travis Manion Foundation.  Over 250 runners, walkers and volunteers participated, raising over $6,500.  The money will be used to empower veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.
Peg Bus, human resources manager of ATAS, participated in the Via Marathon.  She states, “We fully support the employees of ATAS in giving back to our community by participating in many different fundraising events throughout the year.  I was proud to run for such a worthwhile cause, and to run beside those with whom I work.”

Tampa Bay Chapter of Construction Angels to Hold First Fundraiser

The public is invited to the inaugural fundraiser in Plant City, Fla., May 1 for the Tampa Bay Chapter of Construction Angels, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps with financial support for families of construction-industry employees killed on the job.

Dean Sims II, vice president at Sims Crane & Equipment Co. in Tampa, is the founder of the Tampa Bay Chapter of Construction Angels, which originally was begun in Broward County.

According to the Florida Department of Labor, fatalities on construction jobs in Florida increased from 41 in 2011 to 55 in 2012 – a 26 percent jump. Numbers for 2013 are not final yet.

“With all of the industry’s dedication to safety education and safety on the job, the fact that on-site deaths in the construction industry are on the rise is of major concern to everyone involved,” said Sims. “And the reality is, in most cases, the families of loved ones killed on the job need all the financial help they can get. That’s where Construction Angels comes in.”

The fundraiser, hosted by Sims Crane and open to the public, will be held at Keel & Curley Winery, 5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City, FL 33565, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. Festivities include live music, silent auction, raffle, commemorative photos and locally grown and distilled strawberry and blueberry wine. Registration/donation is $25 online and $30 at the door.

Register on the Sims Crane or Construction Angels websites.