Giving back to our local community is a core value here at Fusion Tech.
As a company that started local and stayed local, we feel a responsibility to invest back into the communities surrounding us — to help improve the quality of life and keep our communities safe and healthy.
That’s why we made the decision two weeks ago to donate $5 of the sale of every COVID-19 Guard we sold to food pantries in our area.
“This is a great way for us to give back and help our local community when so many have been impacted by this virus,” said Kathy Bentz, owner. “What better way to make a difference than to help stock our local food pantries.”
We are proud to announce that as of April 28, we are donating a total of $13,775 spread out to three area food pantries:
- Helping Hands of Roseville, Illinois
- Jamieson Community Center in Monmouth, Illinois
- Genesis Garden in Macomb, Illinois
“COVID-19 has impacted each of us in different ways,” said Nancy Mowen, executive director at Jamieson Community Center. “Your contribution will help Jamieson Community Center provide food, basic needs, and assistance with bills at a time when people are at their most vulnerable. In the past month, JCC has seen a 40% increase in services across all programs, made possible by people like you”
Heather McIlvaine-Newsad, a volunteer at Genesis Gardens, was also excited about the donation and the impact it will make. “Thank you so very much for your donation! It is going to help families who are experiencing loss of income continue to eat while staying home and healthy.”
“I’d personally like to thank every one of our customers who purchased our COVID-19 Guards,” said Brandon Bentz, Vice President. “Your purchase to keep your own employees safe is going to help those in our community impacted by the Coronavirus.”
The popularity of our COVID-19 Guards is growing. “Meat+Poultry Magazine recently wrote an article highlighting the story behind creating these guards and the donations we are making to local food pantries. It just goes to show, when you put your customers and your community first, people take notice,” said Jason Vana, Marketing Director. You can read the Meat+Poultry article here.
Future donations will be made as more COVID-19 Guards are sold.
Processors interested in protecting their workforce from the spread of COVID-19 can learn more and request a quote on our COVID-19 Guards here.