By Iman Brown and Jonathan Clark
Founded on the mission of giving back, local Southwest (SW) D.C.- based government contractor, JMA Solutions, continues to step up to serve the SW community and its surrounding areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the initial phases of the stay-at-home order, JMA has donated food and provided monetary funds to local organizations, families, and schools located here in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.
To recognize the heroic efforts of our frontline workers, in April, JMA donated over 150 hot meals to local healthcare workers at the United Medical Center. In May, JMA delivered pizzas to SW’s neighbors at the D.C. Fire Department (DCFD) Engine Co. 7 and the Washington D.C. Fire & EMS Station to thank them for their service. The company also donated monetary funds to the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department to help pay for their meals. And during Police Week, JMA sponsored a “Dessert Bar” at the First District Metropolitan Police Department to thank local law enforcement officers for serving the community, especially during this public health emergency.
In addition to supporting frontline workers, JMA recognized the call-to-action to support local educators, and reached out to Jefferson Middle School Academy and Amidon-Bowen Elementary School – two schools who JMA has partnered with for over the past five years through the D.C. Public School’s Adopt-a-School Program. This year, due to COVID-19, JMA did not have the luxury of hand-delivering the gifts. Instead, JMA surprised all of the teachers and staff with VISA eGift cards. The company also has exciting plans to donate a surplus of resources to the students of both schools to ensure they are supported during this time as well.
“Each year, JMA finds creative ways to surprise the school’s teachers and staff, especially during Teacher Appreciation Week,” said JMA Solutions’ President and CEO Jan Adams. “Due to the current circumstances, we couldn’t make the same plans but still wanted to give our support.”
While it may seem like JMA is responding to the pandemic specifically, philanthropy has always been ingrained within the company’s culture. Since the company’s founding in 2005, JMA Solutions has donated over 1.6 million dollars to charitable organizations around the United States and over $300,000 to Southwest. The company holds a core belief in the importance of giving back and helping to uplift the community, and they are doing just that.
“As a SW D.C. resident and business owner, it is my obligation to serve and take care of my community,” said Adams. “We understand that now, our support is needed more than ever. Our team is committed to doing whatever we can to support frontline workers and others during this unprecedented time. We hope that our example encourages others to do the same.”