LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, today
announced that donations
made to Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) will be matched
dollar-for-dollar, up to US$100,000, on Giving Tuesday (November 27).
EWB-USA is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to build a
better world through engineering projects that empower communities to
meet their basic human needs.
“During this season of giving, we are grateful to join Engineers Without
Borders USA in transforming lives and empowering communities across the
globe by helping provide access to clean water, sustainable energy
sources and secure structures,” said Steve Morriss, president of AECOM’s
Design and Consulting Services, Americas, group and member of EWB-USA’s
corporate advisory council. “AECOM shares the organization’s passion to
build a better world, and we hope matching this year’s Giving Tuesday
contributions will help the collective impact of those who give go
further for the people who need it most.”
“AECOM’s support for Engineers Without Borders USA provides critical
resources for achieving our shared vision of a world where everyone can
access safe and secure infrastructure,” said Cathy Leslie, EWB-USA’s
executive director. “We couldn’t do our life-saving work in underserved
communities without the passion, dedication and expertise of AECOM
employees’ volunteer service.”
Earlier this year, recipients of AECOM’s Blueprint Travel Grant, an
initiative that funds employee-driven volunteer service trips in
partnership with nonprofit organizations that focus on delivering access
to safe and secure infrastructure, volunteered with EWB-USA in Mkutani a
rural farming village in central Tanzania and one of the driest areas in
the country. The team replaced a well’s unreliable hand pump with a
solar-powered pump that can fill a jerry can in seconds. As water
scarcity is an ever-present challenge for the region, the project
brought the community closer to being able to provide safe, reliable and
accessible water for its 3,000 residents.
AECOM’s Giving Tuesday partnership with EWB-USA is a part of the firm’s
corporate responsibility platform, Blueprint
for a Better World. Launched in 2017, the platform was inspired
by the tangible impact AECOM’s employees make on the world and expands
on AECOM’s past community initiatives. The platform brings to life the
company’s purpose, reflecting AECOM’s core values and strategic
priorities through its three pillars: Opening Doors, Creating
Opportunity and Protecting Tomorrow.
In addition to the ongoing work with EWB-USA, AECOM proudly to partners
with nonprofit organizations around the world to support communities in
need. To read more about AECOM’s global corporate responsibility
efforts, follow along on the company blog
and on social media.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social
media and collaboration. It is celebrated on the Tuesday following
Thanksgiving in the United States.
To have your donation to EWB-USA matched by AECOM, up to US$100,000,
please visit ewb-usa.org.
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About Engineers Without Borders USA
Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is a nonprofit organization that
builds a better world through engineering projects that empower
communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve
the world’s most pressing challenges. EWB-USA’s thousands of highly
skilled volunteers work on more than 650 projects in partnership with
local communities, NGOs, governments and UN agencies in 45 countries to
design and implement sustainable and technologically appropriate
infrastructure solutions. For more information, visit www.ewb-usa.org.