METAIRIE, La.—Dec. 22, 2020—This Christmas, M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) employees spread holiday cheer with charitable efforts benefiting a local family from the Greater New Orleans community. Each year MSB employees contribute to philanthropic initiatives during the holidays, including an annual Toy Drive. This year, MSB employees collected toys and home goods to support a local family in need, naming it the company’s first MSB Christmas Blessing.
MSB employees were honored to support a young family of three, two little boys and their father. The children recently lost their mother to an unexpected illness. An MSB employee learned of the family’s loss through their church, Vineyard Church of New Orleans, and co-workers at MSB were eager to help. The collection for the family included toys, an Audubon Zoo membership, as well as much needed items for the home and gift cards. “The holiday season is a reminder of how much we at MSB have to be thankful for this year and we strive to make a difference through initiatives that support families in need in our community,” said MSB President Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E. “Positively influencing our community through our company and personal activities is a core value at MSB.”
Last month, MSB employees held their annual food drive to share full Thanksgiving meals with nine families who are clients of Travelers Aid Society New Orleans, a nonprofit committed to helping homeless or stranded families and individuals regain a self-sufficient lifestyle.
M S Benbow Community Involvement
MSB is a four-time winner of the Times Picayune/nola.com Top Places to Work Award. The company’s team members engage with a variety of charitable organizations each year, including Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, the United Way and Special Olympics. MSB engineering and support staff also are involved in various STEM-based events such as the Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair (GNOSEF), Greater New Orleans STEM (formerly Core Element), the FIRST Robotics Competition Bayou Regional and the City of New Orleans’ YouthForce NOLA STEM Internship Program.
Based in Metairie, La., MSB has four locations in Louisiana and Texas and more than 100 associates delivering integrated engineering services serving the industrial, government, institutional and energy sectors.
About M S Benbow & Associates
Based in Metairie, La., MSB has four locations in Louisiana and Texas and more than 100 associates delivering integrated engineering services. Serving the industrial, government, institutional and energy sectors, MSB is regarded as one of the top professional engineering firms in the region. MSB provides expertise in Electrical Power Systems, Instrumentation & Controls, Telecommunications & Technology, and Drafting & Design with end-to-end project management services. MSB team members are engaged with a variety of charitable organizations throughout the year, including Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, and Special Olympics, along with several workforce development and regional economic development associations.