CLEVELAND … More than 340 employees and retirees from diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton volunteered at Camp Ho Mita Koda in Newbury on Thursday, Aug. 15, and Friday, Aug. 16, in conjunction with United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Days of Caring. Employees from eight of Eaton’s Greater Cleveland locations took part in painting, miscellaneous improvements and administrative volunteer work. This is the 13th year that Cleveland-area Eaton volunteers have participated in the two-day Days of Caring event.
“Promoting healthy communities is a vital component of Eaton's commitment to sustainability,” said Eaton’s United Way campaign chairman and senior vice president and treasurer, Trent Meyerhoefer. “Year after year, we strive to improve the communities where we work and live. Consolidating our donations of time and financial support through the United Way allows us to help build a brighter tomorrow for our Greater Cleveland community.”
Founded in 1929, Camp Ho Mita Koda is the oldest camp for children with diabetes in the United States. As a part of the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland, the organization’s mission is to enable children to live well with diabetes through an enjoyable camp experience.
“Ohio’s weather and the age of the camp take their toll on the buildings on our 72-acre site,” said Tina Milano, president and chief executive officer for the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland. “We could not continue to operate the camp for these children without the kindness and labor provided by Eaton’s employees. We are deeply grateful for their commitment to our children.”
United Way of Greater Cleveland engages the caring power of community members in philanthropy, advocacy and volunteerism to advance education, income and health in the local community. United Way helps 450,000 Greater Cleveland residents each year. For more information, visit www.unitedwaycleveland.org/daysofcaring.
Nestled in Newbury, Ohio, just 25 miles east of Cleveland, Camp Ho Mita Koda combines the highest quality, nurturing medical care and diabetes education with fun, outdoor adventures. The organization is accredited by the American Camp Association and provides activities such as swimming, kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, archery, arts & crafts, drama, team sports, and much more. For more information, visit http://www.diabetespartnership.org/camp/camp-welcome or call 216.591.0800.
Eaton is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
Tina Milano, Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland, (216) 591-0800 x35