“I’ve always been a believer and taught my children that if you are a member of the community, it is your duty to give back to the community in which you work and serve. I preach it to new businesses and our employees.”
– Michael Cummings, Founder / CEO
MIKEN Builders’ employees take the lead from Mike and spend time, energy, and resources to give back to the community around them. With community service as part of the MIKEN Business Plan, the team is always looking for ways to give back. Whether it is spending the day at a fair helping kids with crafts, collecting toys for families in need, or donating supplies to organizations, the MIKEN Team takes great pride in enhancing the community.
Contractors for a Cause
The owner of MIKEN Builders, Michael Cummings, was a founding member of Contractors for a Cause 10 years ago. His passion and commitment to this organization has been contagious among the MIKEN team. CFAC is a foundation offering disadvantaged community members free services and professional advice in the field of home construction, maintenance, and repair. This influential organization holds annual events and scholarships to help out other local organizations and young adults in the Bethany Beach area. CFAC also supports other local organizations like Justin’s Beach House in their quest to better the community. Mike Cummings played a vital role in the fundraising and leadership of Justin’s Beach House. MIKEN’s involvement with Justin Jenning’s Foundation didn’t stop there. Each year Michael McKone, President of MIKEN Builders, and his wife (Sue McKone) donate their time and services to organize the JWJ Annual Memorial Day 5K in Bethany Beach, Delaware on Memorial Day weekend.
Ronald McDonald House of Delaware
The Christiana Care Ronald McDonald Family Room was built with Ronald McDonald House’s mission at heart; to offer nurturing and supportive environments that directly improve the health and well being of children and bring comfort to their families. The space allows families to relax, recharge, and take care of themselves while taking a break from their infant’s bedside. MIKEN Builders was touched and inspired by the positive impact this project was going to have on the community and was honored to be part of it. We donated Management Fees, and didn’t stop there. We searched for subcontractors and vendors that would donate time and material to make this project happen, which was challenging due to the current state of the economy. We are proud of the subcontractors who joined with us to make this project come in on time and under budget, which is invaluable to non-profit organizations like the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. This project also received the 2010 Excellence in Construction Award from Associated Builders & Contractors Delaware Chapter (ABC). We thank the entire group of subcontractors for being our partners on this extraordinary project.
Lord Baltimore Elementary Fun Festival
As the end of the school year approaches our neighboring elementary school, Lord Baltimore (LB) located in Ocean View, Delaware, hosts its annual Fun Festival. MIKEN takes this opportunity to reach out to children in the community and teach them about the fun in construction and the importance of safety. MIKEN set up shop for our very own “Kids Construction Club.” With the help of Mike Cummings; Project Manager, Jim Coffey; and Betterliving of Delmarva Installer, Sean Cummings; children were able to build bird houses and heart vases. It’s never too early to start recruiting to the construction field! This community gathering of games, crafts, vendors, and fun for the whole family raises funds for a wide variety of materials and supplies for the school. It is an event that is surely not to be missed by families in the Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Millville and expanding areas.
Blood Bank of Delmarva
MIKEN Builders is a regular contributor to the Blood Bank of Delmarva and participated in the 2011 Summer Blood Challenge. Blood Bank of Delmarva provides blood and blood products to 16 hospitals on the Delmarva Peninsula. More than 350 blood donors are needed every day in this area to support about 20,000 patients that will need blood transfusions in 2012. Be someone’s hero. Give Blood.
United States Marine Corp: Toys for Tots
MIKEN Builders is an annual drop off location for USMC Toys for Tots. Join us each year in supporting their mission of: helping needy children experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable natural resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future. Be sure to come by our office in Millville, DE during the Christmas season to drop off your donation!
Sea Colony Le Tour de Cure
MIKEN Builders is an annual sponsor of Sea Colony’s Le Tour de Cure. This Indoor cycling event hosted by Sea Colony Recreation Center in Bethany Beach, Delaware raises money to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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