A check was presented to Jane Carpenter, Program Director for The Edmondson Telford Center for Children, on 1 August 2017. The money was raised through a golf tournament which was open to employees and suppliers. The Marel event team had set a goal of $10,000 for this year's event but all expectations were exceeded.
Pictured left to right: (front row) Christy Adamson, Dianira Cantu, Donnette Bowman, Jane Carpenter, Debbie Caudell (back row) Robert Jones, ETCC Board Vice-President, Trey Wood, ETTC Board President, Allison Attaway, Michael Otterbach, Ryan Sparks, Mitch Arrendale.
Each year Marel in Gainsville chooses a different charity and this year we are proud to support The Edmondson Telford Center for Children (ETCC). The ETCC provides services to Hall and Dawson County children who are victims of sexual or severe physical abuse or neglect, as well as their non-offending family members.
We are thrilled that our employees and suppliers exceeded our expectations in donations for this year's charity. Marel is honored to be able to give back to our local community in this fashion., Michael Otterbach, the VP of Manufacturing for Marel Gainesville -
The Center provides a safe environment for crisis intervention and medical advocacy as the victim moves through the examination and investigation stages. The Center opened in 1997 and serves more than 300 children free-of-charge annually. The Center serves as a central coordination point for multiple agencies involved in child abuse to ensure that no child "falls through the cracks".
Carpenter said, "The Edmondson Telford Center for Children is honored to have been chosen as the home charity for 2017. The event was very successful and we appreciate the interest and support of Marel. All the proceeds go directly to help children who are victims of abuse in our community. Thank you Marel for making a difference!"
Marel is proud to be able to support our local community in this way and we look forward to next year's charity event and finding another local charity to support.