Michelle Collier, office manager for Warwick Mechanical Group in Newport News, Virginia, received this year's MSCA Everyday Hero award. Five years ago, the MSCA introduced the Everyday Hero award to recognize a member employee who in their own way gives their time and skills to benefit others. These individuals lend a hand solely out of the goodness of their hearts, without looking for recognition, which can often make them hard to find.
Collier spends her Wednesday evenings volunteering at Nations Church, providing meals to the homeless. She also gives her time to the Butterfly House, a faith-based organization that helps minor girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking. Last year, Collier also went to North Carolina to help rebuild homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Florence.
Ron Clark, vice president of Warwick Mechanical, nominated Collier saying “her drive to help people and get the work done is a real inspiration. You can see the true character of a person when they’re in a crawl space of a recently flooded house removing insulation and duct work under conditions that are hard to describe.”
He went on to add “there is no hesitation when something needs to be done, she is there until the job is completed. She brings that same drive and service to the company and others on the team. Selfless, sacrifice, caring, empathy, and all that packaged into an extremely capable manager.”
MSCA presented Collier with a check for $5,000 to the All Nations Outreach Program. She thanked Warwick Mechanical, saying that she is blessed “to work for a company that truly believes in investing in the community and giving back and providing lots of opportunities for their employees to do so.”