Mid-Cape Adds New Trucks to ‘Fleet of Hope’

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Mid-Cape Home Centers, a division of US LBM, has added two newly-wrapped Trucks-for-a-Cause to their ever-growing ‘Fleet of Hope.’ A Big Brothers Big Sisters truck and a Mental Health Awareness truck have joined the ranks, just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Mid-Cape recognizes the importance of promoting local children’s well-being, and mental and social health. Through annual and event sponsorships, the company collaborates with Big Brothers Big Sisters, a local chapter of a nationwide organization dedicated to fostering one-on-one mentoring relationships, every year.

Some members of the Mid-Cape team are also directly involved in the program as “big brothers and big sisters” to local youth.

Mid-Cape wrapped a Truck-for-a-Cause in honor of Big Brothers Big Sisters and their work to enrich the lives of local children and ensure their well-being, providing hope for the next generation.

Mid-Cape also wishes to provide hope to those suffering from depression, anxiety, and the mental toll that trauma imposes.

Mental health equals physical health.

According to John Hopkins Medicine, approximately one in every four American adults struggles with a diagnosable mental health disorder each year.

“Our team takes this reality very seriously,” says Crystal Pieschel, director of marketing at Mid-Cape. We have chosen B Free Wellness Inc., a local organization transforming people’s lives by providing low-to-no cost services for those whose lives have been affected by trauma, addiction, and oppression, after a team vote to collectively select the next big cause for the company to get behind and fundraise on behalf of in 2022.”

Mid-newly-wrapped Cape’s Truck-for-A-Cause is the latest addition to their ‘Fleet of Hope,’ emphasizing the importance of mental health alongside physical health.

“These issues affect not only members of our community, but also first responders, who selflessly protect and serve around the clock,” Pieschel continues.

According to the CDC, more firefighters and police officers die by suicide than in the line of duty each year. Supporting them in their fight against trauma, PTSD, depression, stress, and other issues is critical for the local community’s well-being. “If they are healthy, so will our community.”

Mid-Cape, which is always looking for new ways to help its community, has teamed up with The Cape Cod Foundation and B Free Wellness for this year’s 2022 First Responder Appreciation Day.

All proceeds will be donated directly to The Sean M. Gannon Memorial Fund and B Free Wellness, with the goal of assisting first responders in their fight for recovery and mental health.

Mid-Cape Home Centers, B Free Wellness, and The Cape Cod Foundation will host a day of family fun on Saturday, June 18, at their South Dennis location.

“We’re excited to bring this event back to in-person this year,” Pieschel adds.

It will be a day filled with touch-a-trucks, games, door prizes, food, and entertainment, all in support of local first responders and their mental health.

Also, you can get this year’s featured T-shirts, the truck flag, or the ‘Framework’ beer label for $15 right now at any Mid-Cape location, and all proceeds go directly to first responders.

Zach is our contributor covering home improvement and building renovation business news.