GAWDA Members donate nearly $1.2 million.April 12, 2012 -
Since inception of GAWDA Gives Back in 2000, members of GAWDA have donated almost $1.2 million to deserving charities throughout country. In article titled "How GAWDA Gave Back," Welding and Gases Today revisited recipients to find out how members' donations were put to use. In 2009, GAWDA teamed up with WINGS (Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving, Sharing) to help fund treatment for women diagnosed with breast cancer who are uninsured or can't afford cost of treatment.
GAWDA Members Touch Lives with Nearly $1.2 Million in Donations
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Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA)
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Press release date: April 2, 2012
Welding & Gases Today revisits recipients of GAWDA Gives Back donations since 2000.
Dewitt, NY - Since the inception of GAWDA Gives Back in 2000, members of the Gases and Welding Distributors Association have donated almost $1.2 million to deserving charities throughout the country. The recipients have applied GAWDA's contributions to further a variety of noble causes, helping thousands of individuals in need. In "How GAWDA Gave Back," Welding & Gases Today revisited the recipients of GAWDA Gives Back to find out how members' donations were put to use. The article appears in the Spring 2012 issue of the leading magazine for the gases and welding equipment industry.
Over the last 12 years, GAWDA Gives Back has done more than touch lives, it has saved them - through the amazing groups who put GAWDA members' gifts to good use. In 2009, GAWDA teamed up with WINGS (Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving, Sharing) in San Antonio, Texas, to help fund treatment for women diagnosed with breast cancer who are uninsured or can't afford the cost of treatment. GAWDA members raised $161,985, which funded full first-year treatment for 13 women, with money left over to assist women who needed follow-up care.
In all, WINGS Executive Director Terri Jones estimates that the GAWDA money touched the lives of 100 people. "Most of the women we help are mothers and wives. GAWDA touched the lives children and husbands too," she says. The women whose lives GAWDA helped save sent photos and thank-you letters that can be read exclusively at Welding & Gases Today Online.
To view the letters and photos and to learn about the lives touched by the Gases and Welding Distributors Association, read "How GAWDA Gave Back" (www.weldingandgasestoday.org/index.php/2012/03/how-gawda-gave-back/), at Welding & Gases Today Online. For more information, contact Devin O'Toole, content editor at Welding & Gases Today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-445-2347.
Founded in 1945, the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its member journals (www.weldingandgasestoday.org), e-magazines, newsletters and industry wiki (www.gawdawiki.org), GAWDA connects suppliers of gases and manufacturers of related equipment as well as manufacturers of welding equipment and distribution leaders, for the purpose of safely delivering optimal solutions to the users of those products. GAWDA publications are the industry's voice for all matters related to the latest technology and the most up-to-date processes spanning welding equipment and products and services related to industrial, medical, specialty and cryogenic gases. A 501(c)3 organization, GAWDA members are located throughout North America.