Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel helping the community at Christmas
By Pat Thomann, Editor
Although there are always those in the community that need a little help making ends meet, it is especially so at this time of year. Some are out of work and having a hard time finding a job and some have medical conditions that prevent them from making a decent living. Add to that the feeling that they must provide a good Christmas for their children and the pressure can be unbearable.
Thanks to those in the community who can help with these needs, Christmas can be a lot better for these people. A big part of that support comes from the employees of Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company.
On Wednesday, December 3rd representatives from Pine Bluff delivered 3 pickup truckloads of food to the Livingston County Helping Hands in Smithland. Over 3,060 pounds of food was delivered thanks to the generosity of their employees. The Quarry was divided into four teams; the night shift production team, the day shift production team, maintenance and plant team and the river loadout team. "Team Aggregate," the day shift production team, was named the 2014 winner with the largest total weight of food donated.
Quarry Operations Manager Bryan Tilley says, "once again our guys have displayed their generosity and support for our community. I am very proud of all their efforts."
A check for $2,500 was also presented to Darlene Timmons of Helping Hands from the Pine Bluff home office to help purchase other items needed.
Help has come from others in the community including, Lela & David Thompson who collected 377 pounds of food at their roadside market. The Carpenters Local 357 of Paducah send a check for $200 and Green Turtle Bay and the Village Market in Grand Rivers collected 2,261 pounds of food in their "Stuff the Trolley" food drive. Help had also come from many other businesses, churches, individuals and organizations.
Thanks to the generosity of so many Helping Hands will be able to provide over 400 families with a good Christmas but the need will continue into the coming year.
If you would like to help with this great cause you can still bring donations to the Livingston County Helping Hands at 509 Mill Street in Smithland on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00pm. You may also call them at 270-928-3383 for more information. Let's make this Christmas a stress free one for as many as possible in Livingston County.