June 30, 2008
MAUMEE, Ohio … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has donated $20,000 to Cherry Street Mission Ministries (CSMM) in Toledo, Ohio, to support their work to transition homeless people back to a productive lifestyle. Funds will be used to assist in the renovation of Caleb House into transitional housing for 18 men.
CSMM was founded in 1947 to serve the homeless and low-income individuals. Their doors are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide food, clothing, shelter, and other vital services including, literacy and vocational training, resource networking and job readiness assistance.
“In 2007, CSMM served over 225,000 meals, provided 60,996 nights of shelter for men and women and educated nearly 300 people,” said Reverend Daniel Rogers, CSMM president and chief executive officer. “Thanks to Eaton’s generous donation we can continue to provide valuable support services to the homeless and help these individuals change their lives for the better.”
“Eaton employees are empowered to improve the quality of life in the communities in which they work,” said Jeff Finch, vice president and general manager, Eaton’s Hydraulics Business – Fluid Conveyance Division. “Our employees actively participate in community service projects at CSMM and are very proud to make this $20,000 donation to help in the renovation of Caleb House.”
Since 2004, Eaton employees have volunteered more than 250 hours of service to CSMM including construction of a wall to provide sleeping privacy, constructing bedroom cubicles, organizing, cleaning, cooking and serving food.
Eaton’s facilities in Maumee, part of the company’s Hydraulics Business, employ approximately 75 people in product development marketing and engineering; business development; sales; training; and information technology.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2007 sales of $13.0 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; hydraulics, fuel and pneumatic systems for commercial and military aircraft; 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 79,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.