Community Relations and Charitable Causes
BASE in the Community
We are proud of our Saint John, New Brunswick roots and whenever possible, we take the opportunity to give back to our community. Whether our reach is local, national or international, BASE Engineering is honored to contribute to many worthy causes.
Fuel For Hope – Raising Breast Cancer Awareness with ThompsonGas & Tank Truck Outfitters
In August 2016, BASE Engineering, Tank Truck Outfitters and ThompsonGas joined forces in the name of breast cancer awareness and research.
As part of ThompsonGas’ “Fuel for Hope” program, pink bobtails have been spotted around various communities in the US, aiming to raise breast cancer awareness and encourage early detection. One cent per gallon of delivered propane is donated to The American Breast Cancer Foundation, with over $10,000 donated to date!
BASE Engineering and Tank Truck Outfitters wanted to help with this initiative, and we thought the best way to do that was to donate and install a BASE wireless remote control system. Our system will ensure that the fuel delivery process is safe and efficient, so as much propane (and as many dollars) can go to support this great cause.
“Tank Truck Outfitters is pleased to work with long-time customer/vendor ThompsonGas and BASE Engineering in their support for breast cancer awareness. By receiving the highest quality product to install on our customers’ vehicles, we allow them to perform the many functions necessary in the operation of delivering product to their valued customers.” Joe Jajich, Owner – Tank Truck Outfitters
Big “Thanks” to Tank Truck Outfitters for getting us involved and providing a great installation!
For more information on ThompsonGas’ “Fuel for Hope” program, visit: http://www.thompsongas.com/fuel-for-hope-and-freedom/
Tank Truck Outfitters: http://www.ttoutfit.com/
Canadian Cancer Society
As part of BASE Engineering’s ongoing commitment to support medical research and humanitarian efforts, Dream Team member and BASE Engineering CEO Steven Belyea and Marketing Coordinator Alexandra Hale present the Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick with $10,000 to go towards major annual fundraising event Relay For Life.
This year’s Relay For Life Dream Team, consisting of 17 members, came together in a pledge to raise $10,000 each for the Society’s signature fundraising event. The 2014 Relay For Life took place January 31st.
New Brunswick Association for Community Living
On an annual basis, BASE Engineering donates to the New Brunswick Association for Community Living. Pictured (left to right): Marketing Coordinator Alexandra Hale, CFO Jill Harvey, NBACL Executive Director Krista Carr, and VP Toby Bourque.
The NBACL is a provincial, non-profit organization that works on behalf of children and adults with an intellectual disability and their families. From child care to will and estate planning, NBACL strives to create inclusive communities where persons with an intellectual disability can live, learn, work, and play.
For more information on this wonderful organization, please visit www.nbacl.nb.ca
Wounded Warrior Truck
In 2014, BASE Engineering was proud to donate a Passive Leak Detection system to a liquid petroleum gas trailer built by Grammer to raise awareness and funding for the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Wounded Warrior Project, established in 2003, is a nonprofit organization that aims to raise awareness and honour wounded service members of the United States Armed Forces. By providing services like employment assistance and mental and physical recovery programs, and by enlisting the help of surrounding communities, the Wounded Warrior Project currently serves over 35,000 veterans.
For more information on this amazing organization, please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org
cbm’s Club Foot Treatment Initiative in Haiti and Dominican Republic
BASE is proud to provide ongoing support to the Christian Blind Mission (cbm) and their partner Cure International in their mission to treat club foot in developing countries, specifically Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Initially planned as a three-year program, over 500 treatments have already been administered to children in need, giving them the ability to walk, play and live normal lives like their peers.
For more information this cbm/Cure International initiative, please visit www.cbmcanada.org/news/clubfoot_haiti.htm#.VDQjoPldVG0
Outflow’s Emergency Men’s Shelter
When the only men’s shelter in Saint John closed their doors in April 2014, Outflow immediately stepped up to help the homeless and less fortunate in the community.
Still under renovation, the new men’s shelter will be located on Waterloo Street in Saint John, NB. With the winter season fast approaching, it is paramount that the shelter be able to support the homeless men of the community.
It costs approximately $20 a night to house one individual, or $146,000 a year total if we assume all beds will be occupied. BASE heard about this cause and took action – we donated $50,000 to Outflow to help them through their first winter and are encouraging other businesses in the community.
You can donate to their “Give a Night” program here: www.giveanight.org
Learn more about Outflow: www.outflowsj.com