UPS has awarded Terry Brown of Omaha, Neb., the Jim Casey Community Service Award, the company’s top honor worldwide for community service. Brown, a UPS human resources manager, was recognized for his longstanding commitment to service in the Omaha community, where he donates more than 60 hours a month of volunteer service to local nonprofits.
Brown’s dedication to service began when he personally experienced the impact and importance of the Ronald McDonald House. Brown’s son, Dallas, was born with severe health problems and as an infant needed to travel to St. Louis for a heart transplant. For the next two months, Brown lived in a Ronald McDonald House so he could be by his young son’s side. Fifteen years later, Brown still has not forgotten what RMH did for his family. Today, Brown cooks meals at RMH in Omaha once a month.
In addition to the RMH, Brown, his son, Dallas, and the rest of his family have been active in several other organizations in the Omaha area, including the Open Door Mission, an organization that strives to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty; the Victory Boxing Club, an organization that works with area youth; Embrace the Nations, an organization that helps refugees adapt to life in America; and the local NAACP chapter.
The Jim Casey Community Service Award winner is chosen annually from individuals nominated by UPS’s global work force of more than 400,000 employees. Finalists are selected from the nominations and a winner chosen by a panel of UPS employees, UPS retirees and community leaders. Established in 1995 and named in honor of UPS founder Jim Casey, the Casey Award recognizes outstanding community service, a hallmark of UPS’s corporate legacy and commitment to social responsibility. In addition to the honor of recognition, the winner also receives a $10,000 grant for the charity of their choice.
“Terry’s work in the community is a great example of the commitment to service that we champion at UPS,” says Scott Davis, UPS chairman and chief executive officer. “We recognize at UPS that volunteerism not only helps make us a stronger and more successful company, but also helps support the communities in which we operate. Terry’s commitment to community involvement is an inspiration to us all.”