Manitowoc Company employees from across the nation participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, raising $10,000 for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”
A team of employees involved in organizing the event wanted to make the challenge a company-wide event to help unify and rally employees around the need to find a cure for ALS. The challenge started with the Manitowoc Ice facility in Wisconsin and traveled throughout 10 other facilities in Florida, Indiana, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Michigan. The event ended at the company’s world headquarters in Manitowoc, Wis.
Hundreds of employees participated and/or donated to the fundraising effort. Employees filled buckets, trash cans, and pails with water and ice provided by Manitowoc ice machines. Funds were raised through a combination of employee and company contributions.