Liebert Corp. reaches out to City Welfare Mission

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Liebert Corp.'s Christmas Outreach Committee received time and money from volunteers over six months in order to give those in need a Christmas they would not have otherwise.

The committee donated items totaling $2,900 to the Ironton City Welfare Mission Monday.

For the third consecutive year, the committee utilized various fund-raisers throughout the year to provide money to purchase items for the mission, according to Marty Scott, human resources director.

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The fund-raisers were a rummage sale, car wash, spaghetti dinner, raffles and community donations. Items donated were 1,100 cans of food, 352 toys, 51 coats and 148 gloves and hats.

Bobbie Jackson, coordinator of the committee, said she is pleased with the response of Liebert associates and the community to the fund-raisers. As a result of the response, the committee was able to meet its goal of increasing the amount raised by $1,000, Jackson said.

"It's important to remember those less fortunate and to spread the joy of Christmas to each and every one," Jackson said in describing the reason Liebert Corp. undertakes the fund-raising effort.

The Rev. James Cremeans, Mission director, said the Liebert Corp. is a tremendous help and this year's contribution is helpful because food donations this Christmas have been fewer and the food supply is down. The mission will also be able to give more and better toys.

"I want to give Liebert a great big thank you because without them we couldn't do what we do," Cremeans said.

Another thank you was issued by Bobbie Jackson to Pam Chapman, Crystal Grizzle, Debbie Mays, Cathy Caudill and the rest of the team for pulling together during her three-week absence.