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Fuse Donates to San Diego Food Bank

At the end of last year, Fuse team members pulled together to participate in a Fusegiving Food Drive, an effort to collect nonperishable food items to donate to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Altogether, the team managed to amass 236 pounds of nonperishable food items, estimated to provide 197 meals to people in need. Additionally, the Fusegiving Food Drive collected $175 in monetary donations, estimated to provide 5 meals for every dollar. In total, the Fuse team donations amounted to an estimate of 1,072 meals for San Diegans in need.

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and North County Food Bank chapter work together to provide healthy food to those in the community who need it, act as advocates, and spread awareness for people who are hungry and hunger-related issues. The food bank provides support to hundreds of thousands of people per month in San Diego County.

The Fusegiving Food Drive was organized by Mary Bolton, Sonia Wilson, and Joe Daniels. The drive was held after the Thanksgiving holiday from November 30th to December 14th.

Fuse is incredibly thankful and proud that, despite these unprecedented and difficult times, our team was able to come together in support of others who are facing hardships in our community.

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Fuse Donates to STEP

Fuse was proud to welcome Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)’s Tony Teravainen and Tracie Winn, CEO/Co-Founder and Community Engagement Coordinator respectively, to our headquarters yesterday to present our team donation. The team donation was the result of Fuse’s Third Annual Fundraiser, which yielded a new record of support from our team. This year, a total of $1,050 was donated by generous individual Fuse team members, which was then matched by Fuse for a grand total donation to STEP of $2,100! Fuse CEO, Sumner Lee, presented the grand total donation to Tony.

STEP is a nonprofit organization that provides support for junior active-duty enlisted service members, recently discharged enlisted veterans, and their families in Southern California who are facing financial crisis. One of the most valuable aspects of support programs offered by STEP is that their programs help supported families build financial self-sufficiency.

About STEP, Sumner said, “STEP is an excellent program that is helping thousands of enlisted and veteran families. Tony has built a great team at STEP and they are making a significant difference to our veterans.”

Fuse’s annual fundraiser is organized by Ashley Kozak and this year took place between Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving. Each year, Fuse selects a nonprofit organization that supports local warfighters or veterans. The charitable contributions from our individual team members represent a genuine extension of the Fuse mantra, “Warfighter Focused Engineering and Design.”

Sumner confirmed his pride in getting to witness Fuse’s warfighter focus manifest among Fuse team members voluntarily. “I’m honored to represent the Fuse team who together donated over one thousand dollars for STEP, and proud that Fuse could match the donations of our team.”

Thanks to Tony and Tracie for stopping by. We wish STEP all the best in our mutual goal of supporting warfighters, and encourage anyone interested in supporting a good cause to consider donating or volunteering.