“People matter, passion inspires and purpose unites. That’s the culture of our company,” said Paul Hagedorn, MH Equipment’s Cincinnati and Columbus director of operations. “I’m humbled to know that so many of them gave up their personal wages to make this happen.”
The His First Foundation has a mission “to share the love of Jesus Christ as well as meeting the physical needs of people in His name” to non-denominational organizations, according to the company.
The Fairfield Food Pantry was co-founded two decades ago by Howard and Judy Dirksen. Howard Dirksen died last year, and Judy Dirksen remains actively involved in the pantry, and she was the one who opened the check from MH Equipment.
“What a wonderful day that was,” she said. “I remember opening that and having to pass that information on to everyone. That was so exciting.”
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The company was recognized by Fairfield City Council last week as Councilman Bill Woeste, a trustee on the food pantry’s board, read a proclamation declaring June 26, 2020, as MH Equipment Day in Fairfield.
“With this proclamation, we hope that we unofficially get you into the family of Fairfield,” Woeste said.