Carmeuse Longview provides community support amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Published 3:22 pm Monday, May 18, 2020

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ALABASTER – Carmeuse Longview, a leading manufacturer of limestone products based in Saginaw, recently partnered with local organizations on several initiatives to provide community support and boost spirits during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In April, the company facilitated a meal delivery to a Three Hots and a Cot, a local non-profit that works to combat veteran homelessness. Carmeuse delivered 100 meals to the facility over five nights while also making a financial donation to support operations.

“We were thrilled when Carmeuse contacted us with their desire to make a donation,” said Richard Marsh, president and CEO of Three Hots and a Cot. “Our mission is to make a tangible difference in the lives of Alabama veterans, and we’re so happy Carmeuse recognized the importance of that mission, especially in these current times. We want to thank Carmeuse for their commitment to the betterment of our community and the entire state of Alabama.”

Earlier in May, Carmeuse also sponsored a popsicle party to show appreciation for health care workers at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. The company facilitated the delivery of 400 popsicles from Frios Gourmet Popsicles to the entire health care staff, where each department on the day and night shifts enjoyed a popsicle during their breaks.

“In the time of COVID-19, morale is critical for our healthcare professionals, and we’re incredibly appreciative of this gesture from Carmeuse Longview,” said Shelby Baptist Medical Center Quality Director Lori Quinn. “Everyone can use a little pick-me-up, especially now, and the Frio’s popsicles were a great afternoon treat!”

Carmeuse Longview Senior Area Environmental Manager Jackie Padgett said carrying out these donations was important to Carmeuse’s commitment to its community.

“One of our main priorities at Carmeuse is focusing on how we can give back to the community surrounding our facility,” Padgett said. “These trying times offered us an opportunity to engage our community in a big way, and we made sure to offer as much help as possible where we felt there was a significant need.”