Dorsett Industries, a manufacturer of carpet specifically for automobiles, has joined the ranks of several other local companies that make it a point to routinely get involved in community efforts through the United Way of Northwest Georgia.
Last week, several employees helped deliver hot meals to homebound seniors through the United Way-supported program Meals on Wheels. The program allows qualified individuals to receive meals free of charge delivered right to their doors.
United Way volunteer coordinator Andrea Mansfield said the employees worked on a “very rainy day.”
“Bryan Macon and Stan Goodroe are the owners of Dorsett, and they asked a guy named John Adams to organize quarterly volunteer projects with United Way for their employees,” Mansfield explained. “It’s a great example of a corporate employee volunteer program. This is the second project they’ve done. The other one was in November. They wrapped presents for Christmas assistance for Community Christmas (to help needy families provide Christmas presents to their children).”
Scott Grafe, Erica Smith, Carl Wilson and Tim Johnson were the Dorsett employees who volunteered with Meals on Wheels last week.
Mansfield said volunteers are greatly needed so the program can rely more heavily on them and less on paid workers. The move toward volunteers would allow the program to get more people off its waiting list and receiving benefits, she said. She estimated the volunteers served about 30 people in a day by taking over two routes.
For their help with a worthwhile community project, The Daily Citizen names the volunteers from Dorsett Industries Citizens of the Week.
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