On December 11, Western Kentucky was hit by the most devastating tornado Kentucky has seen in recent history, and it claimed nearly 80 lives. The most significant damage was seen in Mayfield, KY, approximately 30 miles from the Marine Solutions office in Paducah. While everyone in our Paducah office remained safe, we were left devastated. To help, we sent a delivery of water, generators, and other supplies. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all the families impacted by the storm.
At Marine Solutions, we are so fortunate to be able to give back to our community. As people shop for gifts, prepare holiday meals, and spend time with family and friends, we are reminded that many are not so fortunate. A multitude of families will be missing loved ones, worrying about having toys under their trees for the little ones, or even worrying about where they will get their next meal.
Through Making Waves, a Marine Solutions initiative enabling us to do good for the communities in which we love, we are proud to give back. As many families have suffered unimaginable loss over the past couple years, it is more important to give back now more than ever.
One of the ways we are Making Waves this year is by providing Christmas dinner to those in need. By sponsoring families through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree, we have provided 80 families with a meal that may have been hard to come by otherwise.
Another way we are giving back this year is by sponsoring a family through The Arc of Baltimore, a program that supports individuals with developmental disabilities. Our Maryland team graciously shopped for, wrapped, and delivered two truckloads of gifts to a family of 8. All of the presents were hidden until Christmas Eve when Santa will put them under the tree for the family to open on Christmas morning!
Marine Solutions also pitched in to help Wreaths Across America at Camp Nelson, in the hometown of our headquarters, Nicholasville, KY. Wreaths Across America provides a way to honor our veterans by laying remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes. Almost 17,000 wreaths were sponsored for the cause, with 160 being from Marine Solutions.
We want to ensure that families in our community have a wonderful Christmas, and we continue to make giving back a top priority year-round. To see more ways we have helped our community through Making Waves, please visit our website.