The Building Wire Plant (BWP) in Carrollton, Ga., hosted its fourth annual food drive to benefit elderly communities in and around Carroll County.
The BWP Living Well team hosted the drive, collecting more than 150 boxes of food. After raising $300 in monetary donations, the team went shopping. According to Tonya Stephens, machine operator and co-leader of the team, BWP employees are always willing to go the extra mile to help those in need.
“We separated employees into 20 teams of five to make it a little more fun,” said Stephens. “The team that donated the most got a prize. The employees at BWP are always willing to give to others, and it makes me proud that I get to work at a company where I get to give back to my community.”
On November 16, the Living Well team accompanied by Skye Entrekin, human resources manager; Ashley Bennett, HR specialist; and Casey Long, plant manager, delivered their collections to senior living communities and centers in Franklin, Ga., and Carrollton, Ga.
According to Stephens, without the support of Wanda Smith, maintenance coordinator and co-leader of the Living Well team, the HR team and the plant manager, the Living Well team would not be able to make an impact in the community.
“When you have a plant manager and an HR presence whose hearts are in the same place as yours, it makes giving back to the community a lot easier,” said Stephens. “They support us 100 percent. It was Casey and Skye’s first year, so they didn’t know anything about our food drive. They wanted to experience delivering it, and they were overwhelmed with the response we received.”
The Living Well team hopes to continue their efforts next year with another food drive.
“We can’t save the world, but we can put a dent in its problems,” said Stephens. “We hope to continue our Giving Back efforts next year.”