In keeping with our commitment to excellence, Okuma America Corporation is proud to support local non-profit organizations like JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, and Operation Homefront Carolinas. Okuma is able to strengthen our community by participating in various fundraising and volunteering initiatives throughout the year. In alignment with our corporate values, Okuma America Corporation encourages employee participation and recognizes the importance of building a stronger community for our future.
JDRF’s primary mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes, and also works toward treating type 1 diabetes and its complications, to improve the lives and health of people at every age and every stage of the disease. In 2012 Okuma was the sixth ranked company amongst JDRF Greater Western Carolinas Chapter’s corporate fundraising teams. For more information about Okuma America Corporation's involvement with JDRF, read our press release “CNC Machine Tool Builder Okuma Continues Fundraising for JDRF.”
Okuma will once again be participating in the Charlotte Walk to Cure Diabetes. If you would like to support our team and our efforts on behalf of JDRF, you may donate by visiting our team's participation site.
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is the primary blood supplier to the region’s patients and hospitals. CBCC collects blood from the community to return it to the community and the lowest possible cost, consistent with the highest standards of quality. Earlier this year, Okuma America participated in a blood drive where we donated 25 pints of blood which in turn, will save 75 lives in our local community.
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. During the holidays, the Okuma America family adopted 3 military families and provided them with Christmas presents and a holiday meal.