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Tampa-Based McNichols Company to Match Donations
Made to The Salvation Army to Help Families in Need
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2011) - As thousands of families in the Tampa Bay area struggle to make ends meet this holiday season, the owners of Tampa-based McNichols Company are challenging the community to help meet the need by supporting the work of The Salvation Army. The McNichols Company will match all monetary gifts made to The Salvation Army Tampa Command through Dec. 31, 2011, up to a total of $50,000.
"We are blessed to be in position to be part of a matching gift this year. We are humbled to steward God's resources and believe that The Salvation Army is one of the best ways to reach the needy," said Scott McNichols, president of McNichols Company
"It is impossible to ignore the hurt all around us. We have seen The Salvation Army and its fine associates and volunteers respond to the needs of so many throughout the years. It is an honor to stand next to them in partnership as they advocate for the marginalized in our communities," added McNichols, who serves on The Salvation Army Tampa Advisory Board.
During the past three years, The Salvation Army has experienced a significant increase in requests for food, shelter and emergency assistance as donations have diminished.
"Jobs are still hard to find, and more and more families are struggling to make ends meet. Through community support, we provide nightly shelter for more than 200 homeless men, women and children, as well as groceries, rent and mortgage payments, Christmas gifts and other support to help hardworking families stay in their homes and off the streets. This matching gift offered by our friends at McNichols Company will allow us to provide relief for even more families this holiday season and into next year," said Major Dan Heard, The Salvation Army's Tampa Area Commander.
To participate, mail a check to: The Salvation Army "Holiday Match" - 1603 N. Florida Avenue - Tampa, FL 33602, or email Moira Hinson, director of development & community relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations are tax deductible. To qualify for the match, gifts should be mailed no later than December 31, 2011.
McNichols Co., founded in 1952, is the North America's leading provider and fabricator of perforated and expanded metal, wire cloth and all types of grating and flooring to customers worldwide. Driven by a strong family legacy and catalog and Internet marketing, the company serves over 800 industries from 22 locations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada, including 17 service centers and 5 field offices. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, McNichols Company actively maintains the ISO 9001:2000 quality standard for each of its service centers. For more information on McNichols, visit www.mcnichols.com.
Since 1893, The Salvation Army Tampa Area Command has provided food, shelter, long-term transitional housing programs, counseling and emergency assistance to those in need. Programs are designed to help struggling men, women and children overcome challenges to regain their self-sufficiency. The Salvation Army actively provides social service and spiritual assistance to the needy in 124 countries, and has been recognized as one of the world's most efficient charities by Forbes Magazine and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, among others. For more information, visit www.salvationarmytampa.org.
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