Since opening the Tampa Bay chapter of Construction Angels, Sims Crane & Equipment Co. has helped raise $11,000 after expenses at the inaugural fundraiser for the chapter.
“With all of the industry’s dedication to safety education and safety on the job, the fact that on-site deaths in the construction industry are on the rise is of major concern to everyone involved,” said Dean Sims II, vice president of marketing for Sims Crane. “And the reality is, in most cases, the families of loved ones killed on the job need all the financial help they can get. That’s where Construction Angels comes in.”
Construction Angels is a 501(c)(3) statewide non-profit that helps with financial support for families of construction-industry employees killed on the job. Qualifying families can receive cash grants of $2,500 to offset immediate expenses after the death of a loved one on a construction site.
The fundraiser, which was hosted by Sims Crane and open to the public, was held at Keel & Curley Winery in Plant City, Fla. It was attended by more than 100 people. “Having a net donation of $11,000 will make a huge difference for the better in the lives of families who have suffered the ultimate loss,” commented Kristi Ronyak, president and founder of Construction Angels.