First Source Donates To Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts

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First Source, LLC team loading donations.
Employees of First Source, LLC load up trucks with donations heading to Newport, NC, where many are still without power.

Toano, VA — To help aid recovery efforts in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence, First Source, LLC has donated 10 pallets of products, while its employees have given necessary items such as clothing, money and toiletries.

The company partnered with END22 and the organization’s volunteers, such as Virginia Flag Runners, to deliver the donations, according to Dave Guldner, First Source vice-president of marketing.

“Everyone in our Toano facility took part, whether it was donating clothing, money or their time, it was a big team effort,” Guldner tells Candy & Snack TODAY. “Our customer service team led the charge, but getting it all together really took everyone in the division.”

Volunteers unload First Source's donations in Newport, NC
Volunteers unload First Source’s donations in Newport, NC.

He explains about half of the Toano facility’s business comes from parts of the Carolinas hit by the hurricane.

“It is a significant piece of our business. I would say about 10 percent of that customer total would have been hardest hit by the hurricane, meaning the business is still without power or has been wiped out,” he adds.

A volunteer’s truck leaves First Source, LLC’s Toano, VA, facility loaded up with donations.