HOUSTON (December 16, 2013) – When searching for a community partner, Mobil Steel International, Inc. did not have to travel far from its own facility or stray from its core values. Just six miles down Sam Houston Parkway at the Gulf Freeway, Sagemont Church provides a virtuous partner.

Dr. Jim Hastings created the Helping Hands ministry to take care of the physical needs of Sagemont Church members and people in the community. For more than 21 years, Dr. Hastings and his staff have helped thousands of people get through the tough times and on to better days. Mobil Steel has been there to assist Sagemont Church’s Helping Hands ministry through financial contributions and by helping church members find jobs.

Over the past six years, Mobil Steel has hired qualified workers from the Helping Hands program to work in administration and operations roles. “The people sourced through the church have strong character and a good work ethic. They fit in the culture of our company,” said Sheri Henry, Human Resources manager. Henry said Mobil Steel has hired several men and woman for various roles throughout the years. She has been impressed with the quality of the candidates and Mobil Steel has found the Sagemont Church Helping Hands candidates to have gifts and talents that help the steel fabricator provide quality service to its customers.

According to Dr. Hastings, the Helping Hands ministry understands that everyone will one day find themselves at a crossroad, needing something they do not know where to find, or in a crisis situation. “We believe that the best place to find help in a time of need is from those in the household of faith, said Dr. Hastings. “We appreciate Mobil Steel’s assistance and how the company and its employees act in a Christ-like manner to fulfill the Lord’s promise to care for and shepherd our neighbors.”

Whether it is assisting the Helping Hands ministry with contributions for its programs or providing qualified church members with jobs, Mobil Steel is there to provide a hand-up. “Helping our neighbors is part of Mobil Steel’s philosophy and our core values. It is our culture,” said Leonard A. Bedell, president and CEO of Mobil Steel.