Reed’s Metals shows a giving heart

Reed’s Metals, Inc. of Brookhaven recently celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday by showing the true meaning of the old saying, “It’s far better to give than to receive.”

Last Wednesday, the metal manufacturer on East Lincoln Road delivered a full Thanksgiving meal to four local families. While employees did not cook the meal, the families enjoyed a full meal complete with a whole turkey. Employees were asked to donate either money or “fixings” for the needy families.

Sales Manager, Bull Foreman, decided to donate cash to fill in the gaps of items that still needed to be donated.

“I think it’s great that we participated in this project,” he said. “I think we should always be helping the less fortunate.”

Reed’s Metals volunteers sent out nomination forms and then collected an application pool of families in need this season. Four were chosen to be honored with a tub of Thanksgiving food items to prepare at home to make the day run smoother than originally anticipated.

One donation came about when a female contractor came into the showroom a couple of weeks ago to make a purchase and sat down with one of the Reed’s sales representatives. The customer and employee got into a personal conversation about how times get tight. The customer explained her current situation of a medical illness hitting her family hard emotionally, financially and physically. That’s when the sales representative listened attentively and realized that this particular customer would make a perfect candidate for receiving some extra Reed’s Metals Thanksgiving assistance.

“I always like helping people. It made me happy to see her face light up when I told her we were sending extra help her way,” said Laraye Waldrop, inside sales representative at Reed’s in Brookhaven. “She was so thankful we did that for her.”

Reed’s Metals employees know they have been blessed with success…and beyond measure. The company that began in 1998 has since grown into a multi-million dollar corporation that knows hard work and giving back goes hand-in-hand.

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