As part of its longstanding tradition of giving back to the local community, employees at The Vernon Company helped support and contribute to a number of charitable organizations in December.
A number of employees at all levels of the organization helped raise funds for The Salvation Army by manning posts at red kettle locations around town. The Company also held a food drive throughout the month benefiting the local food pantry. “I’m always amazed at the generosity of people – particularly during the holiday season,” remarked Chris Vernon, President and CEO for the Company.
Also in the spirit of giving, employees participated in a “Holiday Mitten, Hat and PJ tree” bringing in numerous items for youngsters throughout Jasper County. “It’s unbearable to think about kids without the basic necessities to keep them warm and comfortable during the winter months,” said Laurie Fanning, who leads the Company’s Activity Committee. “Every little bit helps.”
Additionally, individuals purchased special gifts for local boys and girls as part of an annual Angel Tree Toy Drive event. Lynn Pickett, Pre-Sales Manager at Vernon, has been organizing the Company’s participation in this annual donation drive for many years. “It’s so great that we’re able to give back and help make the holidays a little more special for local children,” stated Pickett.