US LBM, the specialty building materials distributor, has named Aaron Cox, retail manager at the company's Higginbotham Brothers division in North Texas, as its 2024 Humanitarian Award Recipient for his outstanding community involvement and charitable work. 

In a news release yesterday, US LBM’s charitable arm, the US LBM Foundation, awarded a $10,000 grant to the Midlothian Independent School District Education Foundation, about 30 miles south of Dallas, on behalf of Cox.

US LBM said Cox’s volunteerism spans a wide range of causes, including helping organize community events, fundraisers and drives, and working with several organizations in the Midlothian area. Organizations Cox involves himself in include Meals on Wheels and the Miracle League of Ellis County, which affords special needs individuals the opportunity to play baseball. Additionally, Cox serves on the board of directors for the Midlothian Economic Development Corporation and as an ambassador for the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce.

"I want to give those in my community more opportunities and experiences,” Cox said of his desire to be involved. “It's very rewarding to know that I can be a part of someone's success." 

The grant to the Midlothian Independent School District Education Foundation will support programs such as STEM grants and Innovative grants, which provide continued education in fields such as culinary arts, nursing, engineering, and robotics.

"I am grateful to work for a company that believes in building communities, and having leadership that supports my involvement in the community is such a great feeling," Cox said. "I dedicate this award to my parents, who taught me the value of giving back."

US LBM is a privately-owned distributor of specialty building materials, including windows, doors, millwork, wallboard, roofing, siding, engineered components and cabinetry,

"Through his commitment to the Midlothian community, Aaron exemplifies the very best of US; his compassion, energy and ingenuity continue to enrich the lives of so many, and we're incredibly proud to recognize his efforts with the US LBM Humanitarian Award," said US LBM President and CEO L.T. Gibson. 

"Supporting people like Aaron and the work he does is why we created the US LBM Foundation, to make a positive difference in our local communities," Gibson added.