Graham, NC —Big Rock Sports was one of many companies affected by Hurricane Florence but is back at full strength at all of its locations in North America. The North Carolina-based distributor been working with local officials in Morehead City, NC, where one of the company’s offices is located and many of its employees live. Ashland, VA-based Green Top Sporting Goods, a Big Rock customer, recently joined the effort and donated a huge variety of goods to members of the community.
On Tuesday, September 18, Green Top CEO Blaine Altaffer put a call to his community via a local radio show and gathered enough items to fill a 53-foot tractor trailer. The truck arrived at Morehead City’s United Methodist Church at 11 am on Thursday, September 20 and was still being unloaded at end-of-day, due to the numerous goods on board.
In a thank you letter to Green Top and to Hillcrest Transportation, who provided the truck, Big Rock CEO Ed Small wrote, “Thanks to you and the entire Green Top team for making the trip today to deliver the much-needed relief to our employees and community in Morehead City. It truly means a lot to our employees, the Morehead community, our company and me personally.”
Near the end of the day, Pastor Powell of United Methodist Church addressed a crowd of locals, as well as those who’d come to help. “We want to say a special thank you to some new friends that we’ve made. The folks at Green Top donated all of this to come down here and then Hillcrest brought it down here. I think we ought to say, ‘thank you’ to them,” he said, before a thunderous applause erupted from all in attendance.
Along with this effort, Big Rock continues to serve its customers while also coordinating relief operations with communities throughout the East Coast that were affected by the storm. For more information about Hurricane Florence relief or assistance, please visit the following links:
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster