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May 20, 2022
The Walsh Group
The Walsh Group Seattle office values community and serving in the areas in which it has influence. Each year, Walsh gives back to local nonprofits, whether it is through monetary donations, volunteer hours or donating goods.
In 2021, Walsh helped give back to the following community organizations.
In January, Walsh ran a clothing drive for the University District Food Bank in Seattle that resulted in over 3,000 warm clothes donated; and in the winter, it also donated time to Habitat for Humanity. One project Walsh did was spending a Saturday framing walls for residential buildings.
Each year Walsh donates time, canned foods and money to Food Lifeline. Through the annual Food Frenzy competition, Walsh competed against companies in the AEC sector with the common goal to achieve the most points by either volunteering at the Food Lifeline warehouse, raising money and/or collecting canned goods. After the two-week competition, Walsh donated over $17,000, collected over 120 cans of food and volunteered 80 hours at the Food Lifeline warehouse. The company ended up in 11th place in the overall competition and second in the AEC category.
Moving on through the year, Walsh supported Cascade Regional Blood Services by holding two blood drives at its regional office, one in June and one in September. In total, the company donated 17 pints, saving over 50 lives.
As a national supporter of Rebuilding Together, Walsh Seattle has spent numerous years working with Rebuilding Together South Sound. Walsh Seattle donates to Rebuilding Together South Sound by sponsoring the program, and in 2021, worked two different Saturdays repairing the homes of elderly/disabled homeowners.
Walsh also supports Childhaven, participating in DCI’s annual event to raise money. In the fall, Walsh held a book drive for King County Coalition of Homelessness and collected over 150 books.
In October, Walsh sponsored and volunteered in person at the NAIOP Community Enhancement Day, spending a day landscaping and improving the land around a local YMCA. On Nov. 13, the company participated in the final Rebuilding Together project of the year, which focused on helping veterans for Veterans Day.
As a federal contractor working at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Walsh makes it a point to volunteer with Fisher House and Toys for Tots before the end of the year. Fisher House Foundation is a charity that builds comfortable homes where military and veteran families can stay for free while a loved one is in the hospital. In addition to supporting Fisher House around the thanksgiving holiday, two of Walsh’s JBLM jobsites assembled and donated over 140 turkeys to a group of men and women at the brigades down by the sites. To end the year of volunteering, Walsh donated over 260 toys through the Toys for Tots foundation.
In 2021, Walsh’s region logged approximately 350 volunteer hours, plus the two-week Food Lifeline Food Frenzy competition and the book drive.