How Flagger Force Gives Back
Flagger Force Keeps Our Communities Moving safely through work zones, while our clients work to keep the power on, water flowing, and bridges safe for the traveling public on a daily basis, but we also support the communities we work and live in by donating time, resources, and dollars to local organizations.
National Work Zone Awareness
Flagger Force is a recognized leader in educating the public to the hazards of work zones, and distracted driving. Working with our industry trade association, The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), as well as the various State DOT organizations, increasingly every year Flagger Force invests more time and money into the effort to educate the public about safe driving in work zones.
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held in various locations throughout the United States at the start of the construction season. The campaign is designed to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. Flagger Force has participated in NWZAW for several years, especially in partnership with State Highway Association (SHA) in Maryland, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
In 2018, Flagger Force launched a radio campaign that included public services announcements, and various community events to promote the message to motorists, “Stay Alert. Stay Alive.”
Past campaigns of NWZAW can be found on the ATSSA website.
March of Dimes, March for Babies
For the past several years, Flagger Force employees have donated their time to participate in various March of Dimes/March for Babies events in and around the Baltimore, Maryland region, and through collections at all of our Operation and Training Facilities, we were able to raise nearly $14,000 in collaboration with one of our clients, BGE.
In the Central Pennsylvania area, Flagger Force has supported numerous charities including the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Every year, we donate traffic control services for the Mother’s Day Make-A-Wish convoy in Lancaster, PA. For the past three years, Flagger Force has donated around $45,000 and just in the last year (2015), we were able to raise $20,000 for Make-A-Wish charities in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The Flagger Force Foundation
We have also created an employee-led, company-supported charitable foundation that benefits non-profit organizations, provides employee volunteer opportunities and oversees the Employee Hardship Fund, the Flagger Force Foundation. Founded in 2011, the foundation has supported various organizations and our own employees who may have fallen on hard times. Thanks to the generosity of our employees over the past three years, we have raised over $50,000. Read more about The Flagger Force Foundation.
The Doner Family Foundation
Since the founding of our company, our owners have continued to give back to the communities in which we all live. The commitment to continue to give back to our communities is strong and a vital part of our value system.
“The King of Prussia dispatchers have done a great job at providing me consistency on my jobsite this week. I appreciate all the hard work.”- Owen Crouse, Foreman, Riggs Distler
“Today, Flagger Force did an excellent job on our work zone. I was very impressed with their level of professionalism and knowledge in traffic control. They did some great work.”- Phil Vigue, Foreman, Cianbro Corp.
“The crew from Flagger Force did a great job today. These two were professional, patient, and pleasant to work with.”- Charles Curtis, Foreman, Verizon
“Flagger Force has some of the best crews. They are always attentive, listen to what is needed and they all have been a pleasure to work with.”- Donnie Hoffer, Foreman, Brubacher Excavating
“Flagger Force employees are polite, courteous, and very professional. It is always nice to have them on our site.”- Scott Gates, Foreman, UGI