About Torch Helps
Torch Technologies and our employee-owners have been involved in a number of charitable activities such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation “Walk for a Cure,” Toys for Tots, Walk to Defeat ALS, and sponsoring a youth robotics team. As our company grew, it became apparent that an ad hoc approach to community involvement would be neither effective nor efficient. In the spring of 2005, Torch formed a 501(c)(3) organization named Torch Helps. Our first year goal was to give $20,000 in contributions to local charities from funds raised through payroll deduction, designated gifts, and corporate matching.
We exceeded our goal through a quarterly grant program, providing relief to Hurricane Katrina victims, and replacing a stolen utility trailer for a local Boy Scout troop. Since that first year, we have increased the amount of the quarterly grants and have added a Small Grant program.
Our employees have given back to the community in many ways. We are active in our churches, schools and many volunteer organizations. We are parents, brothers, sisters, friends, mentors, advisors, grandparents, and so much more. We have created a work environment that reinforces the fact that coaching tee-ball is far more important than a management strategy session. After all, what value is it to earn a living if you do not take the time to have a life?
The highest calling in life is to help others. Torch Technologies supports our employees’ charitable efforts by covering all of the administrative costs of Torch Helps. Thus, 100% of the donations to Torch Helps goes to the organizations selected by the employees.
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It has come to our attention that the TorchHelps name has been fraudulently used by third parties, often communicating via phone or through “fake” websites in an attempt to obtain personal or financial information.
Please note that TorchHelps only provides grants to approved 501(c)3 charitable organizations through the official grant application process. TorchHelps will never ask an individual for personal or financial information or money in exchange for a grant opportunity.
Anyone receiving a fraudulent call or message from a third party claiming to be TorchHelps should report the incident to the appropriate law enforcement agency for your area.