Kellogg Employees make “Beat the Heat” drive a success

Sep 10, 2008  |     |   General

Thank You Kellogg Employees for your compassion toward the hungry and homeless at Open Door Mission. Your faithful support has been a blessing to many people and an inspiration to our staff.

Employees make “Beat the Heat” drive a success

“There’s more than cereal happening at Kellogg in Omaha, Nebraska,” was the message broadcast by radio station K-LOVE in recognition of plant employees.

A truck stopped by each of the three shifts to collect items for the “Beat the Heat” drive from plant employees.

BettyLynn Conley, mill operator, said a lot of employees participated in the event, adding that one person even brought four fans.

“There was a lot of participation and cooperation,” she said.  “it was a really good thing and we were happy with how it turned out.”

Employees donated eight fans, 10 cases of bottled water and three pounds of house ware items.  The items were donated to the Open Door Mission.

Each day, Open Door Mission Ministries provides 320 men, women and children with safe shelter beds, serves more than 1,300 hot nutritious meals and provides preventative measures to 203 families living in poverty.

Candace L. Gregory, president / CEO Open Door Mission, thanked Kellogg for taking part in the “beat the Heat” drive to help the homeless and near homeless of the community.

“The generosity of Kellogg employees will make a difference and help change lives,” she said.

Gregory said the Open Door Mission appreciates the leadership of major corporations that encourage their employees to reach out to their community in an effort to make life better for everyone.

“We look forward to partnering with Kellogg in the future to provide hope to those needing a helping hand in our community,” she said.

Conley said it is possible the plant may choose to participate in similar events for upcoming holidays.

“I’m proud of everybody for stepping up and doing what was needed.” – BettyLynn Conley