Amidst the hustle and bustle of last year’s holiday season, the Curecrete team partnered with two local charities to give thanks and give back to the community. Brian Gallacher, Culture Committee chair and Director of Global Operations for Curecrete, organized a food drive during Thanksgiving and an Angel Tree for Christmas.
During the month of November, Curecrete partnered with Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry in Utah County donating non-perishable food items and placing them in a recycled, 55-gallon Ashford Formula blue drum. According to the Utah Food Bank, “423,000 people are food insecure – that is 15% of Utah’s population” and “1 in 7 Utahans are at risk of missing a meal [daily].” Knowing these statistics, and realizing that the holiday season is the food bank’s busiest time of year, Curecrete employees were determined to give back and make a difference.
In total, the Curecrete team filled the entire 55-gallon blue drum which weighed in at 190 pounds. According to Gallacher, the staff at Tabitha’s way were “grateful and impressed,” and we now have a “great goal to beat next year!” he said.
In December, an Angel Tree was put on display in Curecrete’s lobby with 15 children’s angel tags and 10 golden angel tags for seniors. Requests on each tag varied greatly – from toys and bikes for children, to clothing and necessities for seniors. Curecrete partnered with the Salvation Army to collect and distribute these donated gifts. In total, the Salvation Army of Utah Angel Tree Program “assists 1600 families” and “up to 2100 seniors” who simply request basic essentials such as pajamas, socks, sweaters, lotion and other toiletries.
As a company, Curecrete Distribution, Inc. is grateful and humbled to be a part of the Utah community which has provided many benefits and opportunities to our business, employees and entire Curecrete family worldwide. We are grateful to those we do business with – our representatives, applicators and contractors, international distributors and extended network of business colleagues and associates – and hope that we can inspire others to reach out into their local communities and make a contribution and a difference.
Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”