Wheeler Mission is a highly-regarded social services organization in central Indiana that provides food, shelter, and recovery programs to those in need. Founded in 1893, Wheeler is the oldest continuously operating ministry of its kind in the state of Indiana. Resultant began working with Wheeler Mission in 2011, assisting in building the technology needed to serve participants of the annual Drumstick Dash—a Thanksgiving morning run/walk through Indianapolis originally started in 2003 as a way to raise funds for those experiencing homelessness.
History of the partnership
The Resultant Applications Development team was first tasked with building an app to help organize participant and volunteer information for the annual Drumstick Dash. With a successful event app in place, Resultant built out Wheeler Mission’s web presence and then facilitated the addition of a virtual swag bag to help Wheeler sponsors share promotional information with all event participants.
“The virtual swag bag helped us to eliminate traditional goodie bags, which carry a lot of waste, and to offer a digital way for our sponsors to engage with the 10,000 to 20,000 participants who attend the event,” said Brian Crispin, director of marketing and corporate engagement for Wheeler Mission.
Chris Waugh, Resultant senior software architect, spoke on the partnership: “We’ve loved working with Wheeler Mission for all the impact and good they do in the city, helping people year-round, not just during the holiday season. Their staff is passionate about helping more people in Indianapolis. Plus, they understand that being a Wheeler sponsor is very personal and passionate for organizations like Resultant. They do a great job partnering with organizations to get the most out of that relationship and help other companies find impactful ways to engage with the Wheeler staff. We’ve had a great experience over the years.”
Serving Wheeler Mission
Throughout the years of our partnership, Resultant has also supported Wheeler Mission with multiple service-related initiatives. This past November, a team of Resultant employees participated in a food distribution event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which provided food to over 1,000 Hoosier families.
To learn more about Wheeler Mission and how you can lend a helping hand to their mission, visit wheelermission.org.