Eastern Industrial Supplies, Inc. established the Eastern Cares program in 2002 dedicated to four main “Cs” of caring focusing on Company, Community, Country, and Culture.  This philosophy has been carried over into Eastern Power Technologies.

In 2002, the Eastern Cares program was established to exhibit a profound care for people with the ultimate goal of having a positive impact upon the lives of others not only within our company, but also in our communities, our country, and other cultures around the world.  Eastern offers helping hands of service because of our concern and compassion for others in need.  Using our gifts, talents, and abilities and giving from our resources, Eastern is committed to serving others.

Caring for our Company

In caring for our Company, Eastern focuses on having a positive impact on the lives of our associates.  One of the ways we do this is to partner with Corporate Chaplains of America to provide Chaplains in each of our branch locations.  These certified chaplains routinely offer confidential care in the following areas:  Employee – pre-marital counseling, marriage support, divorce care and support, problems with wayward children, financial and budgeting matters, planning and performing funeral services, death and dying, hospice services; Health – Serious illness, depression, stress and anxiety, addictions, suicide prevention, long-term grief support; Work – Stress management, conflict resolution, assisting superiors with attraction and retention issues, dispute resolution, and more.

Some of the other ways that we care for the Associates at Eastern is through an Associate Emergency Fund, fully funded by Eastern Associates, which provides financial support in times of crisis. Associates reach out to one another, promoting an environment of care and understanding.  

Associates are assisted in furthering their education and training to best meet their career objectives through an Educational Assistance Fund.

The Scholarship Fund awards undergraduate scholarships to children or grandchildren of full-time Associates.

Adoption Assistance offers financial support to Associates who are building families and providing homes for children that might not otherwise have a loving home.

Efforts to help support the mental and spiritual well-being of our Associates have been offered through Christmas Candlelight Services, reimbursement of fees to attend various marriage conferences, having weekend conferences at our Greenville, SC location to encourage and support the Associates and their family.

Caring for our Communities

Eastern demonstrates care and commitment to our local communities by volunteering our time and resources to local outreach programs.  Each branch is encouraged to meet needs in their local communities.  These local outreach programs include community blood drives, work with rescue missions, community outreach activities, and youth and children’s homes.   Eastern donates to organizations such as Miracle Hill Ministries, Campus Crusade for Christ and Fellowship for Christian Athletes.  Also, the Cares Fund, fully funded by Eastern Associates and often matched by Eastern, provides support to meet specific financial needs within our communities.

Caring for our Country

In caring for our Country, Eastern’s heart for caring extends beyond our physical reach.  Eastern associates have participated in national outreach efforts such as Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, National Breast Cancer Awareness, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Awareness, Care Packages for U.S. Troops in Iraq, and Hurricane Katrina Relief.

Caring for other Cultures

Eastern’s care for other cultures is exemplified through our Eastern Cares Mission Work Program, supporting Associates with paid leave to take part in mission-oriented projects, whether at home or in distant corners of the world.  Eastern Associates have traveled to Romania, Peru, Kenya, and Tanzania just to name a few areas in service to others.  In addition, Eastern’s care is demonstrated through company donations to aid in relief efforts after devastating natural disasters such as the Thailand Tsunami.