FW Murphy Raises Funds to Help Fight Local Hunger

TULSA, OK, May 1,  2012 -- Feeding the hungry is a prevalent need in Eastern Oklahoma. FW Murphy, headquartered in Tulsa, understands this need and recently joined forces with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (CFBEO) to raise over $28,000 for the backpack program.

During a recent food drive, Murphy and its employees raised a total of $28,344.75 for the CFBEO’s Backpack Program including cash from employees, food donations, and a Murphy company contribution.

Dave Crowell, VP of Finance at FW Murphy, recently presented a ‘life-size’ check to Eileen Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma at an all- employee meeting at Murphy. 

Upon receiving the check, Bradshaw said, “This outpouring of generosity from the FW Murphy Company and its employees is amazing. It really shows how a company can engage its employees and inspire them to make a big difference in the community around them. This donation equivocates to 141,800 pounds of food to be shared- that will make a real impact on the hungry in our state, and the team at Murphy should be very proud of the effect this food will have on the community.”

The Murphy contribution will assist the CFBEO in continuing to serve its 450 Partner Programs in 24 counties of Eastern Oklahoma. These programs include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, after-school programs and senior citizen centers. Nearly half of the food that is distributed to the hungry by these agencies comes from the Food Bank and together 60,000 people are fed per week. Last year, 16.9 million pounds of food were distributed.

Frank W. Murphy, III, Executive Chairman, Global Controls & Instrumentation LLC stated, “ As a company, we strive to instill our company values into each and every employee and to have a ‘pay it forward’ mentality whether that’s towards other employees, customers, vendors or the community.  When the company believes in a cause and what it stands for, it’s easier for the employees to want to become involved in that effort.”

Murphy’s dedication to creating meaningful change in the communities they serve continues in 2012, as this marks the 14th year of participation in the CFBEO, in addition to the company’s other philanthropic efforts.

About FW Murphy
FW Murphy, established in 1939, is an ISO 9001 registered manufacturer committed to providing innovative products and services for comprehensive equipment management and control solutions. The Murphy product line has evolved from its original world famous Swichgage® to include a broad range of engine and engine driven equipment controls and monitoring systems. Today, Murphy is considered the leader in J1939 instrumentation solutions.