Volunteer Impact Day
As part of The Quartz Corp. annual Volunteer Impact Day Thursday, Sept. 5, more than 160 employees representing the USA, Norway, France and China volunteered throughout the community.
Employees served neighbors, schools and nonprofit organizations within Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties.
Projects were chosen to align with The Quartz Corp. mission of making the world a better place and included:
• Deyton Elementary - led by Andrew Staton;
• Gouge Elementary - led by Casey Peterson;
• Genesis Academy - led by Bart Garland;
• Greenlee Elementary - led by Manuel Reyes and John Stewart;
• Hospice of the Blue Ridge - led by Jim Garofalo, Norris Davis, John Silver and Joe Buchanan
• Hospice of the Blue Ridge - led by Eben Concepts
• Headstart Bakersville - led by Anthony Penland;
• Intermountain Children’s Center - led by Chris Gentry, Blake Glenn and Blake Peterson;
• Mitchell County Safeplace - led by Hogan Burleson and Andy Glenn;
• Micaville Elementary - led by Rolf Pippert and Josh Condrey;
• Mitchell High School - led by Mark Hollifield and Bobby Burleson;
• Riverside Elementary - led by Micki Ledford; and
• The Brian Center for Health and Rehabilitation - led by Bud Young and Bryan Burleson.
Community partners also donated time and materials to make this event the success it was. Vulcan donated a significant amount of rock to support the project at Micaville Elementary.
Green Mountain fence donated the installation and materials of new fencing at the Intermountain Children’s Center in Ledger.
Eben Concepts closed its doors, and all employees volunteered for the day.
Staton Trucking, Hobson’s Grading, Boone’s Woodlawn Quarry, Harding’s Landscaping and McGee Brothers participated on the day of as well as supplied materials.
“The positive impact of The Quartz Corp. annual Volunteer Impact Day were felt by their employees but will be felt by our entire community for years to come,” according to a press release.