A Portland area Johnstone Supply group of HVACR distribution stores has donated over $16,000 to the company's official non-profit partner Operation Homefront (OH), The Northwest group of Johnstone Supply stores (whose locations span OR, WA and one location in CA) tied the month-long fundraising effort into the company's "Made in U.S.A." July sales promotion theme to involve customers and staff alike in the campaign, which included store BBQ events and donations from product suppliers. The group's owners matched every donation dollar-for-dollar.
"We are all very proud of what our troops do for us, and it shows in how well our stores responded to an initial challenge of raising $10,000 for Operation Homefront," said Tigard VP of Sales and Marketing Matt Popma. "Many of our product suppliers helped with donations and event sponsorships, and we had products marked with yellow ribbons to let customers know that purchasing those items would mean a portion of that sale would go to this great cause. All of this happened due to the support from all of our suppliers and based on the hard work of our excellent branch employees."
"The terrific effort by the Tigard group and our corporate office event are just part of many more taking place or planned throughout the summer at Johnstone stores and facilities across the country," stated Johnstone CEO DeWight Wallace. "Through our partnership with Operation Homefront we are keenly aware that military families and returning veterans can still face significant challenges even after coming back from deployment, and we hope Johnstone's continuing support will make a difference in the lives of our troops and those closest to them."
Pictured in the photo left to right: Corky Popma, Mike Martinson, Dawn Meaney, and Matt Popma