As soon as the tornado disaster in Joplin made headline news last Sunday, May 22, Socket employees quickly came together to do all they could to help.

Socket organized a tornado relief drop-off, which allowed people from around the area to drop off items such as clothing, toiletries and toys. Also, throughout the week, Socket held several small company fundraising events in order to raise money for Joplin relief. 

At Socket's company meeting Friday, May 20, Socket invited several local non-profit organizations to join the company for lunch.

At the meeting, these non-profits were presented donation checks as a result of Socket's Honest to Goodness Charity Donation Program.

This was the third round of donations under the program and Socket proudly donated more than $6,286.94.

Socket helped sponsor the Sixth Annual Coastal Electric Invitational Monday, May 16 at Columbia Country Club. The golf tournament benefited the BJ Palmer Memorial Fund for Woodhaven, a provider of community-based supported living services for men and women with developmental disabilities.

Socket sponsored a par three hole and allowed golf teams to take a break from the tournament and enjoy a quick, fun game of hillbilly golf. At the end of the golf tournament, the golf team with the highest hillbilly golf score won a $100 gift certificate to Addison's.