Over the last few years, Nations Default Services has been involved with FISH (Food Industry Serving Heroes), an organization that was founded by food retailers to supply support to those individuals that have served in the armed forces. Our Service Members serve with devotion, dedication and uncommon courage. However they experience the same day-to-day challenges and concerns as do all good citizens. We have found that many are reluctant to ask for help, even for the benefits they’ve earned. It’s part of their ethos and training that drives them to focus on others first, not themselves.
With this in mind, FISH was born January 2013 after a group of food industry executives held a Heroes Dinner at Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina. This dinner moved the Marines and the group to commit in ways the group could grow and do more to provide meaningful support. Since its inception, NDS has supported FISH in numerous ways, including being a contributing sponsor to its annual golf tournament, as well as proving volunteers for various functions held throughout the year. The FISH four pillars are Health, Guidance, Recognition and Support. Since its inception, FISH has not only held numerous recognition dinners for our Service Members; they’ve raised funds to provide veterans in need with service dogs, Track Chairs, employment opportunities and other services to help in the veterans daily lives.
For further information on FISH – please go to http://www.foodindustryservingheroes.org.
Since 2002 Nations Default Services (NDS) has been a strong supporter of Children’s Mercy Hospital. Over the years this event has raised over $100,000 for the outstanding programs at Children’s Mercy through such events as the annual “Bowl For Mercy” benefit.
Childrens Mercy’s Hospitals and Clinics is a comprehensive pediatric medical center which is the only free-standing children’s hospital between St. Louis and Denver. They are consistently ranked among the leading children’s hospitals in the nation, and were the first hospital in Missouri or Kansas to receive the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in patient care from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. They provide state-of-the-art care for children from birth to age 18 throughout Missouri and Kansas and beyond. In addition to the clinical expertise provided by their pediatric specialists, Children’s Mercy is also a leader in providing pediatric medical education to the physicians and nurses of the future and in conducting cutting-edge pediatric medical research to discover the treatments and cures of tomorrow. Children’s Mercy is nationally recognized for their innovation in creating a family-centered environment that is focused on the unique needs of hospitalized children and their families.