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Knauf turns funds into supplies

LANETT — After a hugely successful fundraiser on July 27, in which chicken lunches were sold to members of the community, Knauf Insulation has since turned the profits into supplies.

Selling approximately 315 plates to other industrial park businesses, Knauf had raised enough money to purchase multiple boxes of paper, pencils, markers and other necessary supplies for donation to Greater Valley Area elementary schools.

“It went really, really well,” Human Resource Manager Aimee Schmidt said in a previous interview. “We had a great team effort from Knauf employees. It was a really good community effort from the people involved in the area we have our business in.”

Businesses such as C&C Fabrication, Riggers, Fabricators, Millrights Inc., Industrial Service and Supply, J. Smith Lanier & Co. and several others purchased approximately $2,000 in chicken. Just in time for the first day of school on Aug. 9, the supplies purchased at the Valley Walmart were donated to different community schools.

“First of all, I want to thank Mr. & Mrs. James Love and the Crenshaw family — Jonathan, Joshua and Stefanie — for the motivation and idea for this project,” Schmidt said. “This was their idea that has grown into what it is today. I also want to publicly recognize everyone in Knauf Insulation that helped us with this event.”

Those also involved included Brandee Thomas, Brooke Hudmon, Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Carlisle, Tony Alexander, Curtis Brewer, Melissa Lipscomb, JoAnn Bledsoe, Joshua Belcher, Marc Cannon, Geoff Goff, Demetrius Roberts, Jason Green, Darin Kelly, Alton Ligon, Carl Kirk, Nicholas Philpot, Cody Weldon, Chris Gaither, Andrew Shoults, Steve Pacileo, Joe Bailey, Germaine Gray, Matt Holley, Daniel Vinson and Tabitha Overcash and family.

“I started up the community involvement team and we have a really great group of people that are excited about these kind of events,” Schmidt said. “All of these minds are coming together with great ideas of things we can do for the community and how we can make it better. I can definitely see us doing more events like these in the future.”