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American Pipe & Supply (APS) was awarded the Giving Back Award at the 2019 North American Affiliated Distributors (AD) conference — and there’s no question why. Take a look at their philanthropic efforts throughout the year!
APS was a gold sponsor for Love for Literacy, a fundraising event to benefit Better Basics. The company also gave its time to Better Basics by participating in the annual Birmingham Reads event. Employees read a book to their assigned classes, engage the children with questions on each book, and give each child a copy to take home.
APS participated in the local Multiple sclerosis (MS) Walk and had the fourth highest fundraising walk team, raising $14,000 to help those who suffer from the effects of MS.
APS sponsored a hole at the Dean Cornwell Golf Classic. This event raises funds to help with local issues such as families that are displaced by fire, projects that will help promote the fire sprinkler industry, and efforts to deal with issues that affect the fire sprinkler industry. It also raises funds to provide meals for distressed families during the holidays.
APS participated in the United Way Day of Caring by donating diapers to FACES of Morgan County, which meets the needs of children in foster care or at risk of being placed in foster care.
APS donated materials to support Operation Finally Home, whose mission is to “provide custom-built, mortgage-free homes and home modifications to America's military heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedom and values.”
APS has also made a concerted effort to support a local K-8 school, Inglenook. The company has an ongoing Reading Mentor Program in which employees volunteer to mentor students at the school once a week during the school day. APS also sponsored field trips for the students to the High Museum in Atlanta and the Chattanooga Aquarium. In addition, the company sponsored the Harlem Globetrotters to perform at Inglenook and give a presentation on the importance of having character. Last Thanksgiving, APS collected 1,400 canned food items that went to support 10 Inglenook families.
Most recently, APS raised funds for and participated in the Junior Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) One Walk, which aims to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications.
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