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That statistic launched a discussion between Regional Food Bank
and Dolese Brothers, who have been
partners since 1999, Fitzgerald said.
"Regional Food Bank approached
Dolese about expanding its partnership by matching donations made
through the Fight Hunger Faster campaign. Thanks to the Dolese Delivers
Donation Match, Dolese is matching
donations made in the Volunteer
Center and online at www.fighthungerfaster.org - up to $20,000!"
The Dolese Delivers Donation Match
program will double the impact of
donations brought in through the
Fight Hunger Faster campaign and
make it possible for every dollar
donated to provide 10 meals to those
On a macro level, Dolese Brothers'
fingerprints are all over the state
thanks to the infrastructure its
aggregate materials help provide.
But, as Fitzgerald explains, Dolese's
community partnerships allow the
company to touch lives on a much
more micro, individual level.
"Since our partnership began with
Dolese, they have donated enough
money to provide nearly 215,000
meals for Oklahomans with inconsistent access to food in central and
western Oklahoma. Additionally, in
the last year, Dolese volunteers have
donated over 100 hours of service,
saving the Regional Food Bank more
than $2,400 in labor costs."
Helm goes on to note that Dolese's
community-forward mindset is one
that will continue on.
"We look for ways to ways to support the community, local charities
and offer ways for our employees to
be involved. I think these things
have gotten people more engaged
and showing that we're about more
than crushing rock. We're doing
things that have positive impacts in
Building for the Future
Technological advances are constantly changing the way that we
do business and interact with our
environment. The rapid rate at which
these advances take place makes it
nearly impossible to foresee what the
future will look like in 2132.
However, the men and women
behind the success story that is Dolese
have proven that strict adherence to
the right principles make it possible
to persevere through any challenge
that changing times present.
In his closing statement on "Dolese
Day," Helm made it apparent that
Dolese Brothers will be around to
provide aggregate materials to fulfill the future infrastructure needs
of Oklahoma, and surrounding states,
for a long time.
"At Dolese Brothers we want to
make sure we deliver every day. That
means we are working hard at providing great service to our customers,
always doing the right thing, continually improving safety, productivity
and efficiency, and positively impacting and serving our communities.
"We believe if we do these things,
and do them well, Dolese Brothers
will remain a respected independent
company for another 115 years." ■
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