Residents turned out in force to Delta Gypsum’s charity cookout May 17, raising more than $12,000.
WAKE FOREST — Delta Gypsum, LLC, a Wake Forest-based supplier of drywall steel studs, insulation and acoustical ceilings, held a 90-minute charity cookout Friday, attracting more than 100 people and, with matching funds, raising more than $12,000 for 22-year nonprofit partner Passage House.
Passage Home, a community development corporation in Raleigh, has served homeless women, children and their families in Wake County since 1991.
“I was blown away by the energy and support from our employees, customers and local businesses that showed up — we even had suppliers and venders drive from out-of-state to attend the event,” said David Ritchie, Delta Gypsum Vice President. “It was a really big outpouring of support from the community for a good cause.”
Jeanne Tedrow, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Passage Home, said she could not have been happier with the outcome of the event.
“It fills me with joy to see local companies like Delta Gypsum take such a large part in giving back to the community. The money raised at the cookout has really helped us make strides towards our Stewards Fund goal.”
Ritchie said he likes to think of donating to charity as a way to reinvest in the community.
“It’s a corporation’s responsibility to give back to the community that supports them — no matter how big or small — you can make a difference,” he said. “We look forward to continuing our support of Passage Home in the years to come.”