TROY, Mich., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From supporting women's shelters in Italy and the United States to providing food for children in India, hundreds of Meritor (NYSE: MTOR) employees in 10 countries will make a difference for people in need on the company's third annual Global Service Day March 7.
Meritor's Global Service Day coincides with International Women's Day, which highlights women's issues throughout the world. Employees in Brazil, Canada, China, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States will volunteer to collect food and clothing, clean and repair property, hold fundraisers, prepare meals and host other activities to aid local charities.
"International Women's Day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women all over the world, yet doesn't lose sight of the fact that many still need help with education, health issues and shelter from violence," said Sandra Quick, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Meritor and co-executive sponsor of the Women's Business Resource Group (WBRG), which organizes Global Service Day. "During Global Service Day, Meritor employees are helping women, children and others in need right in their own communities."
In 2013, employees at 23 sites invested more than 560 hours of volunteer time and collected more than 1,300 pounds of food and $14,000 for nonprofit agencies. Their time and efforts helped:
- Provide safe shelter for 19 abused women and children in Brampton, Ontario, Canada
- Support a single mother with two children for at least two months in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Provide women with job interviewing skills and collect clothing and food for families in Troy, Mich., United States
- Provide personal hygiene products to more than 30 senior citizens at a housing facility in Osasco, Brazil
- Support and house 26 homeless single women and seven mothers with families in Asheville, N.C., United States
- Provide money for children from low-income families in Singapore to attend school
Meritor is dedicated to supporting the communities where we live and work through charitable giving and volunteering.
About Meritor, Inc.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.
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