CARROLL COUNTY – Noranda’s President & CEO, Kip Smith, was in Huntingdon on last week for a special presentation to the local plant. The Huntingdon Noranda plant just reported that they raised over $48,000 for this year’s United Way Campaign. Mr. Smith presented a special trophy to honor the Huntingdon associates with the recognition of running the most outstanding United Way Campaign of all the Noranda locations across the Country. Mr. Smith praised the associates generosity and hard work saying, “Huntingdon’s results are a great example of how its associates truly care about one another and the community. The outpouring of sharing shown here is a great source of pride for our company”.
Noranda corporate wide and their associates over the past 3 years have greatly increased their support of United Way and the communities they operate in. In just three years the Huntingdon location has more than doubled what they raise annually to support the Carroll County Campaign. This was made possible by the generosity and giving spirit of the associates, the company and the hard work of the campaign committee at Noranda lead by Lauren Walker & Edie Thompson. The associates regularly go above and beyond the normal campaign with corn dog lunches, chili cook-offs, participating on local United Way committees and numerous volunteer events for United Way Partner Agencies. Jimmy Crossett, Carroll County United Way Campaign Chairman and Noranda associate said, “I’m proud to see my fellow associates stepping up to meet the needs of this community. It’s a blessing to work here at Noranda and we feel we have a responsibility to give back to our local communities that continue to have some of the highest unemployment rate in the state.”
The United Way of West Tennessee CEO, Eddie Lee Herndon, was on hand for the presentation. “Noranda’s spirit of volunteerism and giving has made an enormous impact for those in need in Carroll County and all of West Tennessee. On behalf of our volunteers, board, and staff, we are extremely grateful for the generosity of time and funds and Noranda’s commitment to the mission of the United Way of West Tennessee, said Mr. Herndon.”
United Way of West Tennessee is a local, volunteer-driven organization that helps strengthen the communities it serves by supporting health and human service non-profits in the area. If you would like to get involved in this year’s campaign or make a donation you can reach out to Jimmy Crossett. You can also contact the Resource Director for this area, Jennifer Wood, at United Way of West Tennessee at (731) 422-1816. To find out more visit them on the web at www.unitedway.tn.org.