The Crisis Center received office furniture to replace old, failing pieces on Wednesday.
“Great Western Bank donated a bunch of different desks to us,” said Kylie Shoup, public relations and volunteer coordinator. “Eakes Office Plus went and tore them down and brought them here and put them all together for us.”
She said the Crisis Center had indicated in a Christmas letter that it had been in need of new desks for a while.
“We had an employee here who is in contact with the Crisis Center, and they knew the center was in need of the desks,” said Bill McLellan, Great Western Bank market president. “We had an opportunity to donate high-quality desks we weren’t using.”
Included in the donation were six large complete desks, chairs and two four-drawer filing cabinets.
“We were in need of new desks,” Shoup said. “I had two desk pieces, and as soon as one of them was removed, it fell apart.”
McLellan said he was glad Eakes was willing to donate its time and do all of the heavy lifting to get this project done.
“It’s just so great that the community can respond like this,” Shoup added. “To have someone say they heard we needed desks from word of mouth is just awesome.”
“This gives us an opportunity to share our resources to improve the conditions of the people and organizations in our communities,” McLellan said.
The Crisis Center is a nonprofit agency providing 24-hour emergency and supportive services for victims of family violence and sexual assault in Hall, Howard, Hamilton and Merrick counties.
-Denton Cushing, The Grand Island Independent, March 22, 2012
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