Founding WECA Member Rex Moore Group, Inc., at Work and Play in the Community
WECA is consistently inspired by the community involvement of its member contractors. Here’s a look at how founding WECA member Rex Moore Group, Inc., one of the top 50 largest electrical contracting companies in the nation, is helping out in the communities in which it does business.
Rex Moore President David Moore recently joined the Board of Directors of the Northeastern California and Northern Nevada chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the employees of Rex Moore have joined him in helping to make wishes come true. The Make a Wish foundation works to “grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.”
Moore says that his goal as a member of the board of directors for Make-A-Wish is to use his vast business experience and local connections to help the organization grow and expand its ability to grant wishes. “I’m really excited about the mission and purpose of Make-A-Wish and I would hope I could provide valuable input to the team based on my years of experience in running a large company with many strategic objectives and a strong culture of continuous improvement,” Moore says.
Rex Moore recently helped Joseph, age 8, with his wish to meet musician Toby Mac. Employees held a “Walk the Wish” event to raise funds on behalf of Joseph in the Make-A-Wish program. Over 140 employees participated, contributing at least $5 each and posting 327 laps for a grand total 189.6 miles walked. Rex Moore donated $1 for every lap.
Joseph is a fun-loving eight year-old who is undergoing chemotherapy following surgery to remove a tumor. To ease the pain, Joseph listens to Christian hip-hop artist Toby Mac, whose uplifting songs provide him with strength and comfort. The final tally was $1,225 raised by employees plus a $7,500 donation from Rex Moore to help grant Joseph's wish to meet the musician in person.
Rex Moore employees also recently rallied together to make 10-year old Brooke’s wish of going to Disneyland with her family a reality. Brooke’s story is an amazing one of courage and determination. She conquered a grueling 100-day long hospitalization period to dissolve a large, life threatening tumor over her heart and lungs and now faces 2 ½ years of chemotherapy treatment to help save her life.
On the family's return from a magical vacation at Disneyland, Rex Moore hosted an Ice Cream Social at the company’s offices in Sacramento and made Brooke their special guest of honor.
“I have come to appreciate the incredible impact that a wish makes for children in our region with life-threatening medical conditions. I’m excited to be in a leadership role of an organization that can provide joy and hope to children and their families,” says David Moore.
Would you like to get your company involved with the Make-A-Wish foundation? Please contact David Moore personally, or Theresa Gerhart, Development Director at Make-A-Wish, at 916.692.3931 to learn more about getting involved.
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