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Vernon Co. raises $24K for United Way of Jasper County

Published: Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 11:45 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 3:03 p.m. CST
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Employees at The Vernon Company recently participated in Survivor-style challenges to raise a total of $24,272 for the United Way of Jasper County.
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Winners of the Vernon Survivor Games are (front row, from left) Chris Vernon, Claudia Wyatt and Kristen Titus. Back row, from left: Travis Padgett, executive director of United Way; Brad Lundquist and Cara Lemley.

In its annual United Way fundraising campaign, The Vernon Company raised a total of $24,272 for the United Way of Jasper County.

Along with a company match contribution, Vernon employees raised money through a series of fundraising efforts, including “Vernon Survivor” games, raffle drawings, silent auction, walking taco lunch, used office equipment sale and employee and retiree pledge card donations.

“Year after year, Vernon employees find it in their hearts to give generously to United Way. Even in today’s difficult economic times, it seems like people understand the increased needs throughout the county; that their neighbors and friends benefit directly from the agency programs and services that United Way supports,” said Chris Vernon, president. “Our small campaign team did an outstanding job and really got the message out about the incredible value of United Way. I’m proud of our employees for stepping up and generously supporting this cause.”

The Vernon Company, a fourth-generation family business founded in 1902, manufactures and markets targeted promotional advertising-based solutions to help businesses build their brand, establish a corporate identity and increase profits.