SME Steel has a core belief in giving back to the community.
SME Steel Contractors and Southwest Steel partnered with Whiting Turner, PENTA Building Group, and McCarthy Building Companies to help build the new Las Vegas Community Healing Garden and Remembrance Wall. Local 433 also joined in donating their services. On October 1, 2017, a senseless act of violence shattered the hearts of many in the Las Vegas community and visitors who attended the now infamous outdoor concert. This new venue comes from the simple desire to help those in pain to heal and find some measure of peace in honoring the lives that were lost. People from across the city, country, and the world came together on an empty piece of land provided by the City of Las Vegas to plant this healing garden. Instead of retreating in fear, we are stepping forward in unity planting trees, flowers, and a garden of love, hope, and compassion. This garden was completed in three days with 500 volunteers and in-kind donations. The crowning touch is the completion of the Remembrance Wall steel panels, water feature (incorporating the healing power of water), shadow boxes, heart-shaped central planter box with a living tree of life, and 6-foot blue stone angel wings installed in front of the water feature. One of the wall panels accommodates 58 crystals through which light can pass. This garden is truly a healing gift for locals and visitors to enjoy for many years to come. We are honored to be part of providing this space.
After viewing the plight of the West Jordan Rotary Club and their inability to fully fund a baseball park for disabled children, SME Steel quietly stepped in and wrote a check for the difference. In gratitude for this gift, the park was named “SME Steel Field of Dreams.”
At the inaugural game, each child took a turn at bat, each one scored and there were no outs; however, amongst the cheers there were tears of appreciation in knowing just how much this truly had become a field of dreams.
One evening as Craig Moyes, Co-Founder of SME Steel, was watching the evening news, he saw the disturbing deterioration of the Veterans Cemetery which is located inside the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Headstones were sinking, tilting, and some were broken. Mr. Moyes immediately offered to donate the materials and labor needed to restore the headstones to their proper form. Today, they are a fitting tribute to Utah’s veterans.
Annually, SME Steel is the key sponsor for the Boys of Steel Charity Golf Tournament wherein 100% of funds raised go directly to support West Ridge Academy (formerly Utah Boys Ranch).
Another notable occasion is the donation of $1 Million for the construction of the West Ridge Academy Athletic Center. Understanding the critical element of recovery and progress through physical exercise, SME Steel donated 100% of the necessary funding to create an athletic center.
Each summer, SME Steel sponsors the Ride for Recovery event—a two hour motorcycle ride culminating with a BBQ, live band, rock wall, inflatables, face painting, prizes, and more. SME Steel partners with Friends of Drug Court to create this event which is a celebration for those who are working to recover from addiction and for their families. Friends of Drug Court, nonprofit assisting in recovery from substance abuse, has a program assisting those who want a second chance at life, who are working hard to change their lives from addiction to proaction. Without this program, addicts have no other alternative from serving jail time. This program gives them a chance at life.
SME Steel donated to The Miracle League of Arizona to help them build a baseball park for special needs children—their own spring training facility.
Their dream to have a safe, fun place to meet their friends and play baseball was complete in April 2011.
The blazing Arizona sun made it almost impossible for the children to enjoy this facility during the day. There simply wasn’t enough funding to cover the cost of the “sails” that would create the much needed shade.
Learning of this challenge, SME Steel contacted the Arizona Ironworkers who rallied to help. Their generous donation was the culminating gift.
Occasionally, SME Steel gathers employees to complete projects for Habitat for Humanity—an organization that builds houses and gives hope in an effort to help eliminate poverty housing and homelessness.
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