A local non-profit, Chase Corner Community Ministries (CCCM), is striving to meet the increased needs in our community due to the work shortages caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The non-profit is devoted to providing Rutherford County residents who’ve fallen on hard times with food, clothing, and other essentials they may struggle to obtain otherwise.
As a result of the unpredictable scenario we’re all facing, the need for basic essentials has risen in our community. At American Zinc Products (AZP), we understand how fortunate we are to be operational—however, we recognize that many people are adjusting to a new reality of shortened work weeks, lay-offs, and rising unemployment. Amidst all of this, there are also evolving grocery policies being put in place to prevent bulk-purchasing. Offering monetary donations during this time is a non-solution for CCCM—we knew we needed to do more to help achieve their mission.
To serve this need in our community, AZP hosted a food drive for CCCM. Along with a company-sponsored donation, employees supported the effort by donating 314 cans of food during a donation effort that lasted for two weeks. Due to an overwhelming response from our employees, our donation boxes were filled every day. Our team’s willingness to come together and give what they can to our neighbors in need makes us incredibly proud of the family-like culture in place here at AZP.
Thank you CCCM for the service you provide to our community, and for providing us the opportunity to contribute to your efforts for the betterment of Rutherford County!