On September 28, Amalgamated Sugar employees gathered in front of the Twin Falls factory’s newly-installed American Flag mural to present a $2,500 ceremonial check to representatives of American Legion’s Idaho Post 7. The donation, part of Amalgamated Sugar’s President’s Safety Award, will support the American Legion in its Food Convoy program, which collects food donations for veterans’ homes across Idaho.
“Just after Veterans Day each year, we begin our Food Convoy, with American Legion Posts in this area taking care of veterans homes in Boise and Pocatello,” said Mark Marvin, a Navy Veteran and Commander of the American Legion Post 7. “That is why we appreciate Amalgamated Sugar, who has donated several hundred pounds of sugar over the years to this effort and now this $2,500 contribution.”
Amalgamated Sugar’s President’s Safety Award is a program in which the Company donates to a charitable organization after a factory location meets certain safety milestones. When the Twin Falls factory reached 250,000 hours without a recordable injury, the factory received $2,500 to donate to a charitable organization.
A committee of Twin Falls factory employees selected the American Legion for this President’s Safety Award donation. Past recipients include Habitat for Humanity, the Magic Valley Humane Society, QRU, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho. “Hitting 250,000 safe work hours is a big accomplishment, and this is the fifth time our factory’s employees have reached that goal,” said Ron Story, President of the BCTGM Union Twin Falls Local 283G. “We are proud of our safety record and the impact we have been able to make in our community with these donations.”
Several representatives of the Company’s leadership attended the event to congratulate Twin Falls employees on their achievements and celebrate the donation to the American Legion. “Not only did you all do an excellent job of getting the factory ready and started for this year’s campaign, but you did it safely,” said President & CEO John McCreedy to the gathered employees. “The Company appreciates your hard work to keep one another safe and is happy to give back to the Twin Falls community.”