In the month of January, three employees from the technical department were honored as Employees of the Month. The first chose to give his donation to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation, which Scorpion has donated to on behalf of prior EOMs on several occasions. Make-A-Wish uses donations to fulfill the wishes of a child who had been diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. It has been so successful and is so supported that it is, on average, able to grant such a wish every 38 minutes. As their website states, they believe that these wishes can be a "game-changer" for these children and makes life better for the kids they help. To learn more about their mission, or to make your own donation, visit them at http://wish.org.
The second EOM chose to give her donation to Santa Clarita Valley Safe Rides, which works to give free and confidential rides home for teenagers who are in no condition to drive. High school students between the ages of 15 to 18 offer these free rides to their peers on Friday and Saturday nights. Although they will ask questions such as where they are and how many people need a ride, all calls and rides are completely confidential. All drivers and navigators are given special training on how to handle intoxicated passengers. Last year alone, more than 1,000 teenagers in the area got a safe ride home—helping reduce drunk driving. If you're interested in learning more or volunteering, visit them online at www.scvsaferides.com.
The third EOM gave his donation to the American Cancer Society, which has received several donations from Scorpion on behalf of Scorpion EOMs before. The American Cancer Society is one of the premier leaders in the fight against cancer and has been leading the way for more than a century. Per their website, there has been a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates since 1991, but there is still a long way to go. For this reason, the American Cancer Society still works hard to provide information, as well as host programs and services. To join the fight against cancer, please visit them today at www.cancer.org.