On Saturday, September 18, 2010, a group of Torch employees, and spouses, volunteered at the 2010 Lowe’s Heroes project behind the Town Hall in Triana. The Triana Public Library was destroyed by a fire Sept 20, 2009 and all of the library’s books and computers were a total loss. The community depended on the library for learning, career development, and computer access. Each year the Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program helps to improve the communities where Lowe’s employees work and live. The Triana Public Library project was chosen for the Lowe’s Heroes Project by all four local stores at Hampton Cove, Madison and north and south Huntsville. Torch employees joined the north Huntsville store early in the day to help fix up the reading nook area by spreading mulch and planting shrubs. When the morning project was complete, the team moved inside to the makeshift library and helped sort the donated library items and assembled shelving units.
Huntsville, Tennessee Valley Friends of AMBUCS is the winner of our $10,000 fall grant!
We will present the award at a luncheon next Tuesday, September 21st at 11:30am. All Torch employees are welcome to come over to see the new conference room on the first floor and eat a free lunch. Please RSVP to Sara Lynch so we can make sure and have enough for everyone.
If you are a Torch Helps contributor, and would like to submit a charity for consideration, the next grant application deadline is October 6th. See our web site at http://www.torchhelps.com for additional details.by
Earlier in the week, Torch Helps presented AMBUCS with our $10K Fall Grant Their president, Cindy Perkins invited all Torch employees to attend one of their large events coming up this Saturday where they will present AMTRYKES to several of their clients. This is an excellent opportunity to see how your donations are being used and the impact we can have in our community.
To volunteer or attend, please let them know by filling out a volunteer signup form. Volunteers will assist as they adjust the TRYKES to fit each client (you may have to request access to this form).
The details for Saturday are as follows:
Time: Noon to 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 25, 2010
Location: Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Community Room, 3000 Johnson Road, Huntsville, AL
They can also use volunteers to help assemble TRYKES tomorrow (Friday). If you are available or know someone who is mechanically inclined, you can contact Cindy Perkins at 256.509.2370 or visit their website at www.huntsvilleambucs.org