Diamond Glass Companies Announces Recent Community and Charitable Events Being Supported by the Organization and its Team of Employees
Kingston, PA - August 1, 2006 -- Diamond Glass Companies (DGC) is committed to supporting and participating in community and charity events both nationally and locally. DGC is an organization that employs approximately 1,800 people throughout the United States at its 241 retail locations as well as its corporate headquarters in Kingston, PA.
On a national level, DGC has committed to partnering with the American Red Cross during natural disasters. It plans to utilize its manpower and superior distribution capabilities to assist in the collection of needed food and clothing as well as provide transportation and distribution of the goods to communities in need.
The recent flood of 2006 in Northeastern Pennsylvania provided a great opportunity for the company to assist with the local American Red Cross. DGC provided the use of two of their box trucks to aid in transportation of much needed supplies during the state of emergency. Barbara Wilson, Director of Development at the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, expressed her appreciation of the donations in a letter, commenting, "Your contribution allowed the Wyoming Valley Chapter to meet the immediate emergency needs of your neighbors."
On a local level, each retail store is supporting one or more community or charitable events and organizations in their respective communities. Karen Christopher, President, states, "With the volunteer support and commitment of our employees in conjunction with monetary support, DGC is committed to giving back to all the communities the organization services".
The employees at the corporate headquarters in Kingston are also participating in and contributing to several charitable organizations. One of the big events planned for the year involves a team of 40 employees participating in Lance Armstrong's LiveStrong Challenge. The event is taking place in Philadelphia on September 10, 2006. The team has set a lofty goal of raising $7,500 in donations and is well on the way to exceeding its goal. DGC is supporting the team's fundraising efforts through a carwash and flea market fundraiser to be held in the corporate parking lot on August 12. Additional information can be found at the website: http://www.diamondtriumph.com/diamondcares. All money raised during the event will be donated to the Lance Armstrong Foundation in support of finding a cure for cancer.
The company has also announced its partial summer camp sponsorship of 20 disadvantaged children in the northeastern Pennsylvania area, enabling them to participate in the Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp program. Overall, the company and its executives have already pledged and donated over $22,000 to the Boys and Girls Club.
After receiving the donations, Mary Ann Dziak, Executive Director of
the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania commented, "The
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania could never accomplish
its mission of service to the children of our community without the assistance
of our valuable alliances, such as our partnership with Diamond Glass
Companies. Through their generosity, we are able to provide many children
from disadvantaged circumstances with not only the fun of summer camp,
but also with the guidance necessary to allow them to attain greater horizons
in their personal development and to become caring, productive members
of our society."
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