LINCOLN, NEB. — When Duncan Aviation’s team members take on a task, they commit – and the companywide volunteerism campaign started this year was no exception. This spring, Duncan Aviation challenged its team members to record 1,500 hours of volunteer time in two months’ time. They shattered that goal with more than 3,500 hours for 112 different organizations.
“Great fulfillment can come from volunteering our time to those in need. The Employee Volunteer Program was so much more than just another initiative – it was a way for team members to connect with others at Duncan Aviation and throughout the communities in which we live and work,” says Mandy Carther, Human Resources Generalist. “One of our company’s Core Values is to ‘Support our communities and encourage volunteerism’ and this held true this summer.”
Duncan Aviation will recognize and celebrate this success internally and make donations totaling $4,500 to local organizations that provide education, food and/or safety for children. The company’s philanthropy committee will determine these community donations, which will be split and allocated based on the number of hours reported from each location.
Several team members recorded more than 100 hours. The top three earners will each select a charity to receive $200 to donate to a 501(c)3 organization of their choice. Those earners are based out of Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Nebraska, facility. RTS Inspector Mike Tuma volunteered 200.5 hours, Accounts Payable Specialist Jeff Morrison recorded 193 hours and Structures Engineer Rick Hestermann volunteered 172.5 hours.
In addition to tracking personal volunteer hours, Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln campus hosted two events with Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. On April 20, team members installed drywall on a local house and painted those walls on April 27.
The number of team members who officially participated totaled 103, but Carther says she believes the number of Duncan Aviation employees who volunteer their time is much greater than that. “Some of our team members don’t expect or even want recognition for their volunteer activities. Either way, though, the community wins.”
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services, and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. We also have dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with regional support and the quickest response possible to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.
For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero
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