JWTC supports our area communities. As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas and the philanthropy of its construction companies is no exception. For over 35 years JWTC has stood out as one of those companies that cares for its community and neighbors around the corner and across the region. From missions involving food for the needy to helping provide a new home for people suffering from tragedies, JWTC is one to give back to those in need.
JWTC has donated over $1,000,000 to local organizations to assist the low income, elderly, homeless, women, children and military in the regions where we work. Our Focus is to provide valuable resources in times of need to improve the lives of our neighbors and fellow citizens. We not only provide those physical things that you can see, but our employees are also driven by a desire to give back as well.
Getting involved with the community is what we are all about. On an annual basis JWTC looks forward to assisting HEB to provide Thanksgiving meals to those less fortunate in Jefferson County Texas, as well as other seasonal opportunities. For 9 years in a row, assistance has been provided to feed up to 1,200 people during the Thanksgiving holiday. Other seasonal activities include: back-to-school assistance, summer camp programs, holiday meals at Christmas, and Christmas assistance through Angel Tree, Red Kettle Campaign, & Winter Coat programs.
Involvement in the communities does not stop with seasonal opportunities. JWTC has provided a solid commitment to the Multiple Sclerosis Society for many years. One of the MS Society’s biggest events of the year is the BP MS150 – Texas. The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising cycling ride organized by the National MS Society: Lone Star. This ride is the largest event of its kind in North America. The ride is a 180-mile journey for MS from Houston to Austin. Beyond this great cycling event, JWTC also supports Walk MS in The Woodlands, Texas.
JWTC is also proud to be a sponsor of The Southeast Texas Food Bank Backpack Program. It provides sacks of kid-friendly, healthy meals to some of the neediest children in the rural areas of Southeast Texas. This organization is located in six Texas counties – Hardin, Jasper, Sabine, Tyler, Polk, and Newton – and delivers to 20 schools to serve over 1,000 children. The supplemental food that these children receive each week may help offset or reverse some of the developmental delays caused by even mild malnutrition that is associated with poverty.
Support of America’s Veterans has always been very important to Mr. and Mrs. Turner, along with their employees at JWTC. Perhaps one of JWTC’s most humbling opportunities to give back to the community occurred in the Rio Grande Valley when a Texas World War II veteran suffered a lightning strike that burned down his home and took the life of his wife. JWTC stepped forward with local volunteer groups, retired veterans, and generous local suppliers to donate the home and organize the efforts of electricians, plumbers, framers, and other laborers to rebuild the home. Mr. Turner has built-up a network of contractors and knew who would be willing to step up.
Whether sponsoring a little league team, helping a veteran, or stepping up to help assist the community, JWTC is committed to serving their neighbors in the local community and across the region by giving back to those in need. As a fundamental philosophy, JWTC will continue to reach out and help those through financial giving, volunteering, and by sharing their skills and expertise.