WE ARE PART OF THE COMMUNITY
We love Minnesota. Because we are a Minnesota-based company, all of our employees live and work in our communities. It is part of our duty, as a good neighbor, to always try to give back to those same places. We want to help to build stronger communities. That’s why community service is a way of life at Gassen.
Below are just some of the events and organizations we support throughout the year.
►Minnesota & Mississippi Teen Challenge
Teen Challenge provides youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. By applying biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.
People Reaching Out to Other People (PROP) is a volunteer-driven agency serving the residents of Chanhassen and Eden Prairie. An unfortunate event can bring hardship to any of us: a job loss, a medical crisis, a bad economy, or personal or family issues. People sometimes find themselves unable to meet some basic needs, such as food and housing. PROP supports those who are struggling by providing emergency grocery and financial assistance, as well as resources and support to regain self-sufficiency.
►Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding hungry children. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals formulated specially for undernourished and starving children, and we ship the meals to more than 60 countries around the world. Click here to learn more about FMSC and how you can become involved.
►Zuhrah Shrine Hospital for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Every year, Shriners Hospitals for Children provides care for thousands of children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, in a family-centered environment with no financial obligation to patients or families. It’s how Shriners Hospitals for Children has been changing the world through caring for kids since 1922.
Bethania is a Christian mission bringing wholeness and hope to poor, abandoned and disabled children in India. The Bethania Ministries are located in the states of Tamil Nadu and Andra Pradesh in southeastern India. Currently, the ministry involves three different strategic interventions:
- To provide loving, nourishing homes for orphans in the Bethania Kids Home.
- To care for children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities in nonresidential and residential Bethania Rehabilitation Centers for the Disabled.
- To provide immunizations, basic care, and education through daycare and after-school care for impoverished children in Bethania Kids Centers
►Christian Cyber Ministries
Christian Cyber Ministries encourage worldwide Christian growth using the Internet. It is widely accepted that 85% of today’s adult Christians made their first commitment to Christ before the age of 18. The teenage years in Western society wreak havoc with these commitments. It isn’t until many years later that the vast majority of these commitments find fulfillment. Christian Cyber Ministries has been instrumental in the lives of many who need a bridge from their first commitment to becoming a Bible-believing church supporter.