ASTM International E50 committee honors EnSafe, highlighting our pro bono services to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since 1996, EnSafe has provided thousands of unbilled labor hours as part of our charitable contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude is dedicated to game-changing pediatric cancer research and care, and we’re happy to help this Memphis-based hospital by performing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Transaction Screen Assessments.
Earlier this month, EnSafe and Environmental Scientist Megan Watson were honored with an award presented by the ASTM International E50 committee. The newly crafted award was inspired specifically by EnSafe’s lending our time and expertise to St. Jude on such a large scale – 50+ environmental site assessments annually, using ASTM E1527 and E1528 standard practices. The committee plans to continue honoring other companies that have done something similar or may be inspired to do so.
“When Bill Weissman, the chair for the ASTM E1528 committee, first heard about our pro bono work for St. Jude, he was amazed,” Megan Watson states. “I was amazed to first learn of it too, and am now so honored to be able to be part of it.”
Over the first 20 years or so of our engagement with St. Jude, we averaged approximately $30,000.00 in labor hours donated annually to St. Jude, but we’re closer to $60,000.00 in recent years, bringing our total lifetime contributions to over $800,000.00!
EnSafe supports St. Jude’s Dream Home program, a fundraising program where raffle tickets are sold to the public for the chance to win Dream Homes and other prizes. Property developers donate land and building materials to help St. Jude construct the Dream Homes. EnSafe supports St. Jude, by performing environmental site assessments on the Dream Home properties before St. Jude takes ownership, thereby saving St. Jude, in their words, “hundreds of thousands of dollars.” EnSafe has also performed a variety of other projects for St. Jude, including Phase II site assessments, removal of underground storage tanks, asbestos surveys, demolition activities, and multiple Brownfields projects.