U-TECK Donates $5,000 to the Fisher House Foundation
Fayetteville, NC based manufacturer/supplier’s contribution will directly benefit the Fisher House at the Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg , N.C.
Fayetteville, N.C. – U-TECK, a developer of specialized products for the telecommunications, utility, municipal and transportation industries, announces a $5,000 donation to the Fisher House at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, N.C. U-TECK’s contribution will go directly to helping the Fort Bragg location provide temporary housing for military families while active duty and retired service members are receiving medical care at the Womack Army Medical Center .
Lorie Southerland, operations assistant for the Fort Bragg Fisher House, said, “The Fisher House runs solely on donations, so every contribution goes a long way in making a big difference in the lives of soldiers and their families. On behalf of the Fisher House Foundation, I’d like to thank U-TECK for its generosity.”
The Fisher House Foundation, Inc. , is a not-for-profit best known for its network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. Since its inception in 1990, the Fisher House Foundation has served more than 160,000 families, offered over 4 million lodging days, and saved families more than $192 million in lodging and transportation costs. In 2012, the Fort Bragg Fisher House alone provided housing to 253 families.
Linda Hoppmann, president and CFO, U-TECK, said, “As a North Carolina-based business for more than 25 years, U-TECK has always strived to give back to the community. The Fisher House is an extraordinary organization that cares for our veterans, military personnel and their families. Our contribution to the Fort Bragg Fisher House will help us show our personal gratitude to the men and women of our military and to help ensure that they have accommodations and resources for themselves and their families while receiving treatment.”
In addition to supporting the Fisher House, U-TECK’s employees are committed to being responsible corporate citizens by supporting not only their community, but also local projects and organizations. The company focuses on programs that address business, education, services for veterans and the military, health and human services, as well as the environment. Hoppmann is currently the president of the Fayetteville Area Plant Managers Association, and represents the PMA through participation in the Economic Development Alliance of Cumberland County. She is also an active private sector member on the Cumberland County Workforce Development Board. Says Hoppmann, “A strong community provides the foundation for businesses and industries to grow and prosper.”
For more information about the Fisher House Foundation, visit www.fisherhouse.org or call (888) 294-8560.
From left to right: LTC. Thomas Hundle, Womack Army Medical Center Logistics Commander, Linda Hoppmann, President and CFO, UTECK, Lorie Southerland, Ft. Bragg Fisher House Operations Assistant.