Williams Drainage believes in building an even stronger community in North Perth, that’s why the company agreed to give to United Way Perth-Huron at the Leader Match level for a second year. Leader Match donors donate $6,000 or more to inspire others to give at the Leadership level of $100 per month.
“We are committed as a company to United Way’s goal of helping ensure more vulnerable people get the support they need,” said Williams Drainage Vice President Alisia Williams. “Whether it’s been through work on the North Perth Community Hub project, Coldest Night of the Year, the upcoming HopeLink compassion centre and so much more, United Way has been there for North Perth. The organization is such a perfect fit for us as a way to reach out and help the community and collaborate on ways to gather people around those in need and support them.”
Over the past three years, Williams Drainage has shown strong commitment to UWPH’s work in North Perth, giving over $17,000 in support of important programs and services locally.
In addition to Williams Drainage’s corporate support, the company is also a Living Wage employer. A Living Wage is based on the living expenses of a family of four in Perth-Huron with both adults working full-time for 35 hours a week each, once government transfers and deductions have been taken into account. A Living Wage enables working families to have sufficient income to cover reasonable costs, promotes social inclusion, supports healthy child development principles and ensures that families are not under severe financial stress. The Living Wage currently stands at $17.55 per hour.
Alisia Williams has also given back to the community personally through United Way. Along with being a Leader donor herself, Alisia serves as Vice Chair of the North Perth Community Committee, working to identify pressing local needs and helping facilitate solutions.
“We’re grateful for all that Alisia does for United Way in North Perth,” added United Way Perth-Huron Manager, Community Development North Perth, Helen Dowd. “Her work on the community committee, and support of United Way through Williams Drainage, adds so much to our efforts to help vulnerable local people.”
About Williams Drainage
Williams Drainage Inc., established in 1984, is a pillar in the agricultural drainage industry in Midwestern Ontario. Their mission is to provide quality agricultural drainage services to their clients that improve soil health, reduce compaction and increase crop production. They are dedicated to investing in local community infrastructure and health and safety initiatives.