Big Rock workers donate to animal shelter, Backpack Pals

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — The need is never-ending.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Big Rock Sports workers, including Chelsie Swails, Schenicka Bridges, Audrey Hayes, Betty Ingram, Sandra Deese, Michelle Napier, Leslie Brownfield, L.C. Harris Jr., Adrienne Harris, Taneika Reader (not pictured) and Sheila Daniels (not pictured) carried donations to the Richmond County Animal Shelter on Friday. Accepting the donations included Rebecca Davis, shelter director, technicians Sally Cullie, Dennis Robinson, Kendric Fowler and Michael Crume (not pictures) and MaMa the dog.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Big Rock Sports workers, including Chelsie Swails, Schenicka Bridges, Audrey Hayes, Betty Ingram, Sandra Deese, Michelle Napier, Leslie Brownfield, L.C. Harris Jr., Adrienne Harris, Taneika Reader (not pictured) and Sheila Daniels (not pictured) carried donations to the Richmond County Animal Shelter on Friday. Accepting the donations included Rebecca Davis, shelter director, secretary Cindy Chambers, technicians Carlos Shelton, Sally Cullie, Dennis Robinson, Kendric Fowler and Michael Crume (not pictures) and MaMa the dog.

So Rebecca Davis, director of the Richmond County Animal Shelter, was thankful when several Big Rock Sports employees hauled in donations of cat food, cat litter, bleach, newspapers, collars, toys and more Friday afternoon. She and the staff and shelter volunteers might be able to do their jobs with the material better, but it’s the animals that will benefit.

Adrienne Harris, human resources manager for Big Rock Sports in Hamlet, said employees chose to collect contributions for the Richmond County Animal Shelter for the second consecutive year as part of the company’s annual Family Day fun. Employees split cash contributions with Backpack Pals, which has been a beneficiary of employees’ generosity for at least four years, Harris said.

At this year’s Fun Day on Sept. 27, workers were given an incentive to give even more — for a nominal cash donation, they were able to throw a pie in their supervisors’ faces. The afternoon also allowed workers’ families to tour the facility and enjoy bounce houses, volleyball, Bingo, corn hole along with a lunch.

Big Rock Sports employees nearly 200 people in Hamlet, Harris said.

According to BigRockSports.com, the company formerly known as Henry’s was founded in 1969 by Dick Henry. The Hamlet warehouse stores fishing, hunting, shooting, camping, electronics and marine supplies. Henry’s services the Northeast, Southeast and South Central states as well as our export business.

Submitted photo Big Rock Sports employees are joined by Backpack Pals founder Pastor Steve Crews.

Submitted photo
Big Rock Sports employees are joined by Backpack Pals founder Pastor Steve Crews.

Lori Tadlock photo Donations of food and supplies were given to the Richmond County Animal Shelter by Big Rock Sports employees.

Lori Tadlock photo
Donations of food and supplies were given to the Richmond County Animal Shelter by Big Rock Sports employees.

 

 

 

 

 

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