Wilkes-Barre, Pa.-based Eastern Penn Supply Co., recently embarked on a project with selected vendors to donate a small percentage of their sales for a specific timeframe to a military support fund. EPSCo matched donations dollar for dollar.
While the project still is wrapping up, as of early May EPSCo President George Conyngham Jr. announced company vendors have donated about $6,000 which EPSCo will match for a total of $12,000. The donations will go to three organizations: USO, Home for our Troops and the Wounded Warrior Project — with each organization receiving about $4,000 each. Conyngham Jr. noted those organizations have ratings of either 3 or 4 stars on a 4-star scale by www.CharityNavigator.org. “We are most grateful to the vendors that participated in this project, with many stepping above and beyond,” he said.