April 30, 2020 – Many IMS employees are stepping up right now donating their time and talents to help efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

With having a daughter, Annie, on the front lines during this COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Jordan (IPS division) and his wife, Susie have stepped in to help with the lack of face masks for our medical personnel. With help from a friend with a 3-D printer, Susie gets the materials and sews the headband while Michael fabricates and assembles the face shields. They have also picked up and distributed hand-sewn masks to Huntsville hospital. The masks were sewn by the church Michael attends, the Madison United Methodist Sewing Club. They have sewn and provided over 1200 masks to hospitals, medical staff, first responders, and essential workers in and around the Huntsville area. Michael and Susie, thank you for your selflessness during this dark time. We are proud to have you on the IMS team!

Raising Men Lawn Care Service (RMLCS) is a group that donates their time and efforts to mow lawns for those in need. This group also has recently started a charity auction which one of our own, Russ Dayton (IPS division) is a crucial part of. Russ was approached by the founder of RMLCS, Rodney Smith Jr., to do some paint work on lawn mowers that would be auctioned off for charity. Since Russ likes to include charitable work and donations as part of his home business operations, he thought being involved with the lawn mower project would be a great way to support RMLCS and their community service mission.

Russ has completed two lawn mowers for RMLCS and is working on his third. Each mower has a theme related to the charity auction. The first mower was an American Flag which will be auctioned off to support Gold Star Mothers. The second mower was dedicated to our men and women in blue and it will be auctioned off to support the fallen police officers. The one he is working on now is dedicated to the medical workers and first responders who are on the frontlines of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Its auction will support the urgently needed medical care. It takes Russ around 1-2 weeks to paint each mower. Once his paint job is done, the mowers are reassembled into a fully operational lawn mower. Russ, we are proud to have you on the IMS team. Keep up the great work!