Date: January 23, 2007
Eaton Donates $10,000 To Benefit Community Organizations in Jackson
JACKSON, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $10,000 to support local community organizations, including $7,000 to the American Red Cross and $3,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jackson County, Inc.
Each year, the American Red Cross responds immediately to more than 70,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires (the majority of disaster responses), hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters. When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and mental health services to address basic human needs. Eaton’s $7,000 donation will be used for training, equipment and supplies.
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States. BBBS mentors children, ages six through 18. Their mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth. The grant will be used to support the “BIGS in Schools” program where carefully selected Big Brothers and Big Sisters volunteer in a elementary or middle school and see their little brothers or little sisters one hour a week during or after the school day. In addition to the $3,000 donation, six to 10 Eaton employees will serve as mentors.
“Ensuring these organizations continue to provide assistance to those in need is very important,” said Andy Weeks, vice president and general manager, Eaton’s Aerospace Operations. “Eaton is committed to improving the quality of life in our local community.”
Eaton has three locations in Jackson. The two aerospace facilities make hoses, tubes and couplings for worldwide commercial and military markets. The hydraulics facility makes pneumatic and hydraulic tie-rod cylinders for the industrial manufacturing market.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.