Supporting First Responders

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Chula Vista

Western Division

Making an Impact on Local Communities

For the past three years, Vulcan’s facility in Chula Vista, California, has partnered with their local first responders in its Quarry Crusher Run, an annual charity race that offers the opportunity to run or walk inside a quarry.

Barbara Goodrich-Welk, Manager of Government and Community Relations at Vulcan, called the decision to join with the Chula Vista Firefighters Foundation (CVFF) a “no brainer.”

“We definitely wanted to partner with an organization that was integral and at the heart of the Chula Vista community and who better to partner with than the firefighters?” Barbara said.

“Our relationship with the fire department with Barb and Vulcan is kind of one of those heavenly drops,” said Sean Lowery, the department’s Battalion Chief, noting that more than $70,000 has been raised through the partnership. “Our foundation has benefited tremendously.”

Sean Lowery, Chula Vista Fire Department Battalion Chief

CVFF uses those funds to provide relief to families who face tragedy and often lose their belongings after disaster strikes.

“One of the most important things to us is making sure that we create meaningful and lasting partnerships with organizations in the communities where we operate,” said Barbara, who herself now volunteers as a member of the CVFF board. “It’s been a great partnership for us for the last three years and we look forward to it growing through the years.”

From left to right: Chula Vista Firefighter Nick Elassis, Battalion Chief Sean Lowery and Chula Vista Firefighter Robert Parkhill

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