As our company continues to be blessed with growth and prosperity we feel fortunate to be able to share our blessings with others.  MEI proudly supports the work of many non-profit organizations in our communities and around the world who are using their passion and resources to positively impact the people and communities within their reach.

A Note From Our Founder:

MEI has been involved for many years giving and investing in various charitable organizations, at home and abroad. We believe and continue to see that MEI has a purpose that goes far beyond elevators, and that is simply: to do good by helping others. We are not here just for ourselves. I have said many times “When God blesses us, he often has others in mind.” When we help others, that can enable them, in turn, to help others and a cycle can begin and hopefully continue.

We have encouraged our employees to do random acts of kindness throughout their days looking for simple ways to be a blessing to others. But this wasn’t enough. We wanted to spread compassion and generosity deeper into the roots and culture of MEI. What we are building brings together two significant areas: an MEI Mission statement that has long defined our culture: Working Together To Be The Best with our core values: trust, compassion, listening, generosity and talent selection.

In April of 2019, we launched an official Outreach and Engagement program which gives our employees opportunities to be more engaged within our communities and the organizations we support.

Our vision: To build compassion and generosity into the core of MEI, creating a culture of purpose where we regularly seek to meet the needs of others by: LEARNING, GIVING AND DOING.

LEARN – educate ourselves and others on areas of needs

GIVE – our time, talents and resources

DO – get engaged and help create positive, sustainable change

learn. give. do.

We are working on aligning our lives with our values to create habits that will consistently bring us back to our purpose: To do good by helping others. We know there are others that are doing what we are doing similar things and much more. Our hope is what we are doing will encourage others to be engaged in helping make their own difference in our very needy world.

Be blessed and a blessing to others,

John Romnes

Partner Organizations

Christian Appalachian Project

Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) is a Kentucky-based, interdenominational, Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia. CAP provides physical, spiritual and emotional support through their programs that target hunger relief, disaster response and home repair, child development, domestic violence support and elderly care.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army seeks to bring salvation to the poor, destitute, and hungry by operating shelters for the homeless, providing food and emergency relief, spiritual counseling and humanitarian aid without discrimination.

Samaritan’s Purse

Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love and these vulnerable children and families are not forgotten.

Christian Appalachian Project

Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) is a Kentucky-based, interdenominational, Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia. CAP provides physical, spiritual and emotional support through their programs that target hunger relief, disaster response and home repair, child development, domestic violence support and elderly care.

Compassion International

Compassion International’s holistic child development through sponsorship program is designed to release children from economic, physical, social and spiritual poverty. Through a relationship with a local church and a caring sponsor, a child is able to receive love, education, nutrition and supplements, health care, spiritual guidance and recreation!

Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response.

Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian nonprofit dedicated to providing nutritious meals to children worldwide. FMSC meals are hand-packed by volunteers and sent to an incredible network of partner organizations that distribute them to those in need.

Oasis World Ministries

Through partnership, Oasis World Ministries has helped to build 200+ churches and drill over 830 fresh-water wells providing roughly one-half million people with clean drinking water

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army seeks to bring salvation to the poor, destitute, and hungry by operating shelters for the homeless, providing food and emergency relief, spiritual counseling and humanitarian aid without discrimination.

Samaritan’s Purse

Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love and these vulnerable children and families are not forgotten.

International Justice Mission

IJM fights against trafficking, slavery and the abuse of children and families while working to protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.

Samaritan’s Purse

Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love and these vulnerable children and families are not forgotten.

Christian Appalachian Project

Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) is a Kentucky-based, interdenominational, Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia. CAP provides physical, spiritual and emotional support through their programs that target hunger relief, disaster response and home repair, child development, domestic violence support and elderly care.

Compassion International

Compassion International’s holistic child development through sponsorship program is designed to release children from economic, physical, social and spiritual poverty. Through a relationship with a local church and a caring sponsor, a child is able to receive love, education, nutrition and supplements, health care, spiritual guidance and recreation!

Samaritan’s Purse

Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love and these vulnerable children and families are not forgotten.

Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army seeks to bring salvation to the poor, destitute, and hungry by operating shelters for the homeless, providing food and emergency relief, spiritual counseling and humanitarian aid without discrimination.

Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian nonprofit dedicated to providing nutritious meals to children worldwide. FMSC meals are hand-packed by volunteers and sent to an incredible network of partner organizations that distribute them to those in need.

Young Life

Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school and college-aged kids. We go where kids are in order to build friendships with them and earn the right to make a positive impact on their lives.

Adult & Teen Challenge

Adult & Teen challenge is restoring hope to teens and adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction by evaluating the core issues of mind, body and spirit, finding solutions, and teaching transitional life skills that enable both teens and adults the ability to re-join their families and becoming contributing members of society.

Christian Appalachian Project

Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) is a Kentucky-based, interdenominational, Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia. CAP provides physical, spiritual and emotional support through their programs that target hunger relief, disaster response and home repair, child development, domestic violence support and elderly care.

Samaritan’s Purse

Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love and these vulnerable children and families are not forgotten.

Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army seeks to bring salvation to the poor, destitute, and hungry by operating shelters for the homeless, providing food and emergency relief, spiritual counseling and humanitarian aid without discrimination.

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic is an American not-for-profit organization academic medical center focused on integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

learn.give.do. In Action

INSIGHT TEAM Trips

MEI’s vision of building compassion and generosity into the core of our business starts with us having INSIGHT – an accurate and deep understanding – of the needs of our communities. To help develop this foundational step, we launched our INSIGHT TEAMS to give MEI employees the opportunity to learn about and fully experience the impact MEI’s support is having with our partner organizations. These volunteer opportunities have inspired many employees to step up, dive in, learn and work alongside our organizations to help those in need.

More employees making a difference!