For the second year in a row, the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry stepped up to the plate to help give Toledo residents a way to stay cool this summer.
When the Toledo city budget did not include any money to operate city pools this year, it was up to community leaders to find a way to keep these facilities open during the sweltering summer months. Thanks to donations from the Piping Industry and Northwest Ohio Building Trades, along with several local companies, six city pools will open on June 27: Willys, Roosevelt, Navarre, Pickford, Wilson and Jamie Farr.
Donations came from ProMedica, which contributed $150,000; the Northwest Ohio Building Trades, $90,000; The Andersons, $75,000; Fifth Third Bank, $10,000; and Spartan Logistics, $5,000, Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson reported during a news conference at Willys Pool on Wednesday.
“This is the perfect example of public and private entities working together to better the needs of our community," she said in an article published yesterday in The Toledo Blade.
The Piping Industry donated materials, man hours, and money to keep these city pools open for the second year in a row. Last year, we helped renovate both the Wilson and Jamie Farr pools to great success and praise from then-Toledo City Council President Paula Hicks-Hudson and the late Mayor D. Michael Collins.
Giving back to the community has long been a staple of the Piping Industry, which is evident through hundreds of volunteer construction work hours and resources donated to various causes every year.
“We’ve always had a long history of being involved in our community," said the Piping Industry's Bill Buckles in the Toledo Blade article. "Volunteerism is a big part of what we do.”
We are devoted to our community and proud to be a part of our fellow residents having a place to beat the heat this summer.