About Mission Critical Facilities International

We design, specify, provide & install data center power & cooling infrastructure systems.

Giving Back

Learn about some of the projects we’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in below.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes: Community First! Village

By Lori Zinnecker | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

As an Austin, Texas-based company, our team always appreciates the chance to work with non-profit organizations in our city. Community First! Village is one of our favorite places to volunteer. This master planned community, which is part of the Mobile Loaves & Fishes program, provides affordable housing for the disabled and chronically homeless on 27 beautiful acres.

Community First! Village is much more than a collection of affordable houses. The community includes a medical facility, places for worship and study, walking trails, community gardens, and even an outdoor movie theater. It takes a lot of work to maintain and improve Community First! Village, and that’s where volunteers come in.

The MCFI team has helped with a wide range of projects, from working in the community vegetable gardens to digging drainage ditches. Most recently, we laid gravel for a park that will be used for community gatherings and games of horseshoes.

The work we do at Community First! Village is always hard and always worth it. One of the things we value most about the experience is getting to work side by side with the residents and hear their stories firsthand.

HARTH Foundation

By Lori Zinnecker | February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

HARTH is a therapeutic horseback riding program based just northwest of Austin in Burnet, Texas. Their goal is to promote healing and recovery for veterans who are experiencing PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. The organization offers free programs to all veterans and active service members, and they rely on volunteers to keep their programs running.

MCFI volunteered with HARTH for the first time in December 2017. We helped clean the horses’ stalls, laid fresh shavings, painted a handicap mounting ramp, and raked the grounds. After we finished, we had the chance to meet the horses, feed them treats, and groom them. The horses are retired, award-winning jumpers, and it was wonderful to see them being well-cared for and starting a new chapter as therapy animals.

Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child

By Lori Zinnecker | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the holidays roll around, the MCFI team takes part in Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse. Each employee packs a shoebox with a medium to large “wow” item like a soccer ball or stuffed animal and then fills the box with other fun toys, personal care items, and school supplies.

Because these boxes are shipped to children around the world, we further assist the organization by purchasing tracking labels. This helps Samaritan’s Purse reduce shipping costs and raise more money, and as a bonus, it lets us know which regions our shoeboxes are sent to.

Compassion International

By Lori Zinnecker | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Compassion International is a Christian organization that helps children living in poverty in 25 countries. They encourage donors to sponsor a child to help them stay in school, get medical care and food, and receive mentoring through their local evangelical church.

MCFI has worked on a lot of projects in Latin America, and it’s important for us to give back to the international communities with which we engage. Through Compassion International, we sponsor two young children in Haiti. In addition to making donations, our team keeps in touch with the kids through letters. We’ve loved having the kids ask us questions, send us their drawings, and talk to us about their culture, all with the help of their English-speaking Compassion counselors.

Other Community Projects and Contributions

Are you involved with an organization that needs volunteers? We’d love to hear from you and find out if we can get involved.