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Steel Dynamic’s, Inc.: It Couldn’t Be Done Without… Advocates

November 16th, 2021

Since the company's formation in the early 1990s, Steel Dynamics, Inc. has been advocating for people with disabilities in big ways. Through their financial support and their employees' engagement with Turnstone, Steel Dynamics has demonstrated its corporate commitment to the values of respect, diversity, and inclusion by being an advocate for people with disabilities through the use of their company's time, talent and treasure. 

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For almost 10 years and counting, Steel Dynamics has chosen Turnstone to be its United Way Day of Caring recipient. On top of typical Day of Caring clean-up projects, their employees who volunteer during Day of Caring have created a carnival and cookout full of fun games, silly costumes, and delicious food. The special event has become an annual tradition that all Turnstone clients look forward to. 

TALENTS & PERSONAL PASSION

The Values at Steel Dynamics run deep with support from its employees. In addition to corporate sponsorship for the annual “Push, Paddle, or Pedal Challenge”, Steel Dynamics also sponsored the registration of 400 of their employees nationwide. And, when they encouraged their employees to participate in the challenge, Trace jumped at the opportunity. 

Trace knew about Turnstone well before the “Push, Paddle, or Pedal Challenge” was brought to her attention because her friend's son competed on the Turnstone Flyer's Sled Hockey team for many years. Because of her enthusiasm and personal connection to the mission, Trace was able to raise over $5,000 to support children and adults with disabilities. During the challenge, she simply texted contacts on her phone and shared with them Turnstone's impact she had personally seen on her friend's family. Trace said, “I had no idea I knew that many people! Turnstone is an awesome place and they help lots of people. I hope I can keep helping.”

TREASURE

In the late 1990s, Steel Dynamics began its relationship with Turnstone as our annual Christmas Card sponsor, providing the funding to wish our clients and donors a happy Holiday Season. The Holiday partnership quickly morphed into much more, with SDI becoming a major piece to Turnstone's operational funding puzzle. Through its ongoing annual sponsorship and other critical funding opportunities over the years, Steel Dynamics continuously answers the call to support children and adults with disabilities by ensuring they have access to the services they need at Turnstone. 

Turnstone has greatly benefitted from Steel Dynamics and its employees actively supporting community causes. With over 30 years' worth of representation on the Turnstone Board of Directors and various committees, Steel Dynamic's employees have shown dedication in using their time and talents to personally advocate for the lives touched by the mission and vision of Turnstone. Their advocacy for our mission stretches our impact on communities outside of our own. 

WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT COMPANIES LIKE STEEL DYNAMICS, INC. WHO USE THEIR GLOBAL REACH TO BE AN ADVOCATE FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, CREATING AND SUPPORTING POSSIBILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. 


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