TDW Day of Caring 2019

Why do TDW team members volunteer? Hear their touching answers, including how gratitude inspires giving back.


“The morning of our big TDW kickoff for our campaign this year, my dad died unexpectedly. I did a lot of research on Tulsa Area United Way agencies that might be of benefit to me during this time. And I'm proud to say that the grief center is something that I think will be able to help me in this time. And so, to be able to be the chair, work really hard to raise funds for the United Way, and then to have it touch me personally during the campaign has been really impactful for me.”

“A couple of the foundations that are supported by the United Way, my family's directly involved in. So, part of my "why" is the involvement with Bridges and with A New Leaf. I'm really excited that we have a day today where we can go out into the community, supported by TDW, to go make a difference for the United Way for people in need and also the Tulsa community.” “First of all, we would like to thank the Williamson family for allowing us to come out here and volunteer. They give each employee 16 hours every year for volunteer time to go out in the community and to help.”

"A Day of Caring is a great opportunity for us to get out of the office and into the community.”

“It's just very important to me to give back. I've been pretty fortunate in my life, so I think it's a good way to express my gratitude.”

“My “why” is along the same lines as, I believe, T.D. Williamson is. So, they've been in business for 100 years, closing in and doing a fantastic job inside the shop as well as outside the shop. They provide a lot for the guys that work for them. I can speak personally. And they also provide a lot for the community, and that's important.”

“My role today is Safety Coordinator for this area out here. Keeping everybody safe and making sure everybody's doing the right thing wearing the right gear when they're doing it. A lot of different agencies associated with United Way, so that's kind of why I give back a little bit. If you have a little extra, you gotta give a little back.”

“It is an honor to do it and give something back to the community, and working with TDW, they've been around for over 100 years. They are very, very strong about giving back to the community. And this is something we enjoy. My "why" is that I've had help in my life through the United Way and community services, and it's a joy and a pleasure and it's an honor to give it back.”