Arctic Directory Sept 2023: Airgas celebrates anniversary with Operation Homefront
Airgas, an Air Liquide company, said May 24 that it is pleased to recognize its 15th consecutive year of partnership with Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support military families so they can thrive in their communities. Since 2008, Airgas has donated $1.5 million to Operation Homefront and Airgas associates have participated in local Operation Homefront activities and fundraisers to support the organization, including holiday collections, food and donation drives, golf and bowling tournaments and more.
Donations to Operation Homefront fund a variety of life-changing programs for military families that address short-term and critical financial assistance needs, long-term stability, and recurring family support programs, like holiday meals for military and holiday toy drive.
As a company, Airgas employs nearly 900 veterans and active-duty associates and recruits associates with military experience. In addition, Airgas incorporates policies and provides tools that support employees currently in the service.
Stamy Paul, Airgas senior VP of human resources, commented: "We admire Operation Homefront- s mission to support military families. At Airgas, the mission-driven focus of our nearly 900 veterans with military backgrounds has helped us to fill our potential throughout the years and bring our company to greater heights. We are honored to celebrate 15 years of work with Operation Homefront to give back to active-duty military members and their families."
Jill Eskin-Smith, Operation Homefront VP of corporate and foundation partnerships, commented: "We are thrilled to celebrate 15 years of partnership with Airgas and are proud of our collective efforts to provide a brighter future for countless military families who may face financial challenges. We are grateful for their unwavering commitment to those military families who have done so much for all of us and look forward to continuing to jointly serve these very deserving fellow Americans for years to come."