West Warwick, RI Matthew Somweber, director of operations, and Allyson Nordstrom-Geraghty, director of GSA Services of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) International Division at Arpin, have joined The FIDI Charity Committee.
The FIDI Charity Committee, the charitable arm of the FIDI Global Alliance, works to support charity projects in underdeveloped areas where the FIDI community can make a tangible difference in the lives of those most in need. Selected projects are provided a three-year commitment during which time the FIDI Charity Committee organizes numerous events and activities to raise funds to benefit the designated project.
“A huge hole was left at Arpin and within our industry with the unexpected passing of both Bob Sullivan and Mark Dearborn. Both gentlemen held charity and service to others in the highest regard, were involved in numerous charitable organizations, including personal charities close to their hearts, as well as Arpin Strong, and Mark’s role serving on FIDI’s Charity Committee,” said Allyson Nordstrom-Geraghty. “Matt and I both felt that joining FIDI’s Charity Committee was the only thing to do going forward. It is our honor, privilege, and we are both so excited to join our FIDI colleagues to help expand on all the amazing work that they’ve done to date! It is truly an honor and we do it in memory of two best friends.”
For the past three years, the FIDI Charity Committee has focused on raising monies for Operation Smile Honduras, a medical mission that provides children born with cleft lip and palate malformations to receive lifesaving surgeries. In 2019, the organization was able to surpass its fundraising goal, having raised over USD $165,000 to benefit the mission.
Somweber was also appointed as a member of the Arpin Strong board of directors.