Right to left: OmniSource representatives Wendy Rosenbaum and Regional Manager Van Dick, along with Liberty Bell principal Holly Flora, and Liberty Bell Counselors Traci Honeycutt, Seth Johns, and Stacey Philbrick
OmniSource donates school supplies, money to Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell Counselors weren’t the only people smiling because of a local a company’s donation; their customers also received a bit of enjoyment out of the fundraiser.
OmniSource, one of North America's largest processors and distributors of scrap and secondary metals, donated school supplies and over $1,000 to the Liberty Bell Middle School counselors. The company raised the money and school supplies by asking their customers and employees for donations. Customers were a little motivated by the promise of supervisors wearing pink tutus for a day as they worked in the yard.
“Our guys were all smiles when they wore the tutus last week,” OmniSource Regional Manager Van Dick said. “They knew it was for a good cause and we love to help the people in our community.”
Liberty Bell Counselor Traci Honeycutt said the counselors and school were very grateful for the donation.
“We really appreciate OmniSource for their donation,” Honeycutt said. “The donation of school supplies and money will allow us to help our students and families in need.”
Dick said that the company and workers were thrilled to be a part of helping a school in their community.
“Our facilities are here in the community so we try to be good community stewards,” he said. “Our people live and work in this area, so their children are going to these schools. It is important for us to not only be good corporate citizens but also community citizens as well.”
Honeycutt said that the counselors always appreciate donations that they can pass along to their students.
“I think the business support in our community is critical because we are all in this together,” Honeycutt said. “Being from Johnson City and knowing the long history of how the community has always supported Johnson City Schools, I think it is important to continue to build on those relationships. Maybe this will be a stepping stone to invite other businesses to come in and support our schools because we always have needs with our students and families.”