Dave Parker, owner of Charlotte plumbing company E.R. Plumbing Services, partnered up with Channel 9 WSOC TV for the annual school supply drive with exceptional results. The local plumbers provided a donation location in Matthews, NC. They also sponsored commercials promoting the campaign and staffed donation events. The campaign ran for three weeks in August.
Activities included a kick-off event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame with NASCAR drivers, sports team mascots, food and activities for kids, all focused on promoting academic excellence, commitment to schools and rallying the support of the community around kids in need who might not have the budget to buy school supplies. E.R. Plumbing Services collected donations throughout the duration of the campaign, and then manned the main donation drive at the WSOC TV station. The campaign ended with an effort by the U.S. Postal Service, through which donors could contribute school supplies by putting them in any U.S.P.S. mailbox on a designated date for pick up and delivery to the distribution center.
“It is a blessing to see so many people contribute to this great cause,” Parker said. “The E.R. Plumbing Services staff is committed to giving back to the community, and that includes helping get the word out about efforts such as this one. The staff gives of its time and energy, but our staff also is proud to act as a motivating force in the community as a whole, encouraging other companies and individuals to start volunteering. When one company makes an effort, other companies and individuals realize that they also can make a difference.”
School supply collection results will be published soon. In the meantime, E.R. Plumbing Services is gearing up for another way to give back — through the gift of two concert tickets this fall to the October Carrie Underwood concert in Charlotte. “Sometimes the gift of a fun night out is what people need,” says Parker. The plumbing company strives to give back in a variety of ways, showcasing the company’s commitment to the people of Charlotte.
To learn more about E.R. Plumbing Services, visit the company website.
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