Brasfield & Gorrie employees have always had just the right formula for a successful United Way Campaign. This year, they added, 482 volunteers, 3,836 volunteer hours, 42 subcontractors, 4 projects, 2 weeks and 1 great cause the YWCA Central Alabama, a United Way Agency.
Also, Brasfield & Gorrie employees exceeded their fundraising goal to pledge a total of $572,038 to the 2016 United Way campaign. The YW’s indoor play area and My Sister’s Closet which assists women in need of career clothing, recently got an extreme makeover, thanks to the generosity of Brasfield & Gorrie. They donated labor, materials and time so that the YWCA can better serve women and children in crisis. “We are truly overwhelmed,” YWCA CEO Yolanda Sullivan said to the group gathered for the big reveal. This project has exceeded our wildest dreams.” “If we all chip in and do our part, we can accomplish some really cool things,” Jim Gorrie, CEO of Brasfield & Gorrie, said. “This really was a community effort.” He told the subcontractors that he was grateful for their contributions. “No one said no,” Gorrie said. “We told you our budget was zero and you didn’t flinch. Everyone was more than willing to help.”
As part of the project, Big Communications designed and helped paint a mural on the side of My Sister’s Closet reflecting the United Way campaign theme, “Together There Will Always Be A Way. Drew Langloh, president and CEO of United Way of Central Alabama , praised Brasfield & Gorrie for its contribution to the YW and the community. “Thank you for your time, your talents and your treasures, not only to support the United Way but to drive the mission of the YWCA forward.”