The CEO of Plumbing M.D. Inc. recently threw out a challenge to all of his employees: If they would be willing to donate one hour of pay to go to disaster relief in the Philippines, the company would match the funds.
Plumbing M.D. founder and CEO Michael Farias said he offered the challenge because “we want to do something for others, and this recent catastrophe in the Philippines seems to be on all of our minds.”
One of the most pressing needs is for clean water. Farias learned that Convoy of Hope, www.convoyofhope.org, one of the first responders to the disaster, has small water filter devices developed by NASA that will enable the user to turn a 5-gallon bucket of dirty water into safe drinking water.
“That is something employees of a plumbing company can relate to,” he said.