Archives for July 2015

AGL Atlanta – American Heart Association Cupcake Fundraiser

AGL Atlanta employees kicks off a Fundraiser for American Heart Association with a cupcake bake sale in the lobby of the building.   Employees donated cake mix, frosting, cookware supplies and baked over 240 amazing cupcakes for the fundraiser.  Employees also volunteered their time covering the cupcake table and passed out AHA awareness pamphlets for the event.

 The amazing cupcakes sold completely out and people were inquiring about the date of our next AHA cupcake fundraiser. Monetary donations were accepted also during the bake sale. 

 Donating to the AHA helps research, public health education, professional education & training, community services and investing in the future and daily AHA operations.

AGL proudly joins with the American Heart Association in an extensive effort to make the country’s workplaces healthier –  an urgent need because of obesity, inactivity, high blood pressure and other chronic health problems in the workforces.

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AGL Volunteers at the Salvation Army Community Lunch

As part of the AGL VA continued commitment to partner with the Salvation Army Community lunch program AGL VA helped to prepare lunch on July 8, 2015 for approximately 40 guests. The Salvation Army hosts these lunches every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week and invites those who may otherwise go without a food to come in and get something to eat. Employees helped to make a meal of chicken and rice casserole as well as to serve this food to those who attended and cleaned the facility once lunch had been served to all of the guests.  The AGL VA office has committed to this event each month to help those in need in our community.

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United Way’s Fuel for Families Kick Start

AGL VA helped kick start the Fuel for Families food drive for the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville on July 1, 2015. The United Way kicks off this event at the Martinsville Speedway each year just in time for the local Fourth of July Celebration to help keep local food banks in stock of needed items. Those attending the fireworks celebration are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to help feed our community.  The food donated impacts multiple organizations including Grace Network and the Salvation Army food pantries. Each year during the summer months the food pantries often experience a hard time keeping their shelves stocked and the need to help families become increasingly important during the time that school is out. AGL VA collected hundreds of items to help impact our local community and those in need and to help the United Way in their mission to help ensure food banks are able to help everyone in need. AGL VA looks forward to helping with this outstanding cause in the future.  

Fuel For Families photo with the United Way

 

AGL VA Hosts First Ever Blood Drive

On June 25, 2015 the AGL VA office partnered with the Danville Regional Medical Center to host the first ever AGL blood drive. Employees helped to setup appointments as well as also donating blood during the event. In total over 20 pints of blood were donated to help our local hospital and community.  With each pint collected it is estimated that up to 3 lives may be saved.

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AGL Volunteered at the United Way’s Day of Reading

On June 26, 2015 the AGL VA office participated in the National Day of Reading with the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville. Employees went to local schools, community centers, and day care locations to read to kids in the area. The event is held annually to help to teach kids the value of reading and the importance of books. Each child is given a book to take home of their very own at the end of the event. AGL VA is committed to help children in our community and this is the second year AGL has participated in this national event.

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