Opportunities present themselves in interesting ways. Northwest has service centers in the Birmingham, AL and Carrollton, GA areas. One morning, a teammate driving between the two heard an announcement about the need for donations at a local Food Pantry on the radio. The result was the Northwest team coming together to meet this call.
The teammate who overheard the announcement reached out to the local service centers and Corporate office to see what could be possible. The radio asked for donations of basic hygiene needs, especially children’s soap and shampoo. Teammates collected and donated over 251 items within 2 days of the request.
Northwest was able to collect children’s shampoo and soap, baby wash and wipes, Q-tips, men’s and women’s deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, face wash, soap, and razors. All 250+ items were dropped off at the donation society to be used at the Food Pantry. While dropping off, our teammate was able to collect a list of additional needs and items, which the team plans to work on collecting and donating in the future.
It’s incredible to see teammates from all over the Southeast come together in support for our small, local communities we’re fortunate to serve. The Birmingham and Carrollton service centers look forward to supporting more initiatives in the area.