Life-changing events can happen to any of us, often when we least expect them. Employees in need can turn to the WESCO International Charitable Foundation (WICF). Its mission is to be an extra source of support during a natural disaster or other devastating occurrence.

The organization was founded in late 2005. That fall, Hurricane Katrina had a crippling effect on many of our employees and locations. The foundation gave them a chance to apply for assistance that could help them get back on their feet. Employees who may be experiencing other emergencies can also apply for financial aid through the WICF.

While the foundation primarily supports WESCO employees and their communities, that’s not the extent of its outreach. It also backs numerous charitable organizations across North America that are supported by our employees. These include the American Cancer Society, American Kidney Fund, American Diabetes Association, and the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.

The foundation also donates to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.