TRI-CITIES, Wash. — A local fencing and decking company has used the boom in business during the pandemic to give back to the community.
Twenty-five cents for every fence board Rick's Custom Fencing and Decking sold in June raised around $20,000 and the CEO and owner Rick Stanley donated another $5,000 out of his own pocket.
The money was divided between three organizations to help those most affected by COVID-19. Taylor Pawley from Rick's Custom Fencing and Decking told Action News they want to make connections for the future through the donations.
"It was really important to me that it wasn't just we are going to hand you this money we are going to take a picture of you with this check and then we are going to go away, that wasn't okay because I wanted to make sure our donation has more of an impact because we can say this is what we did and this is why we did it," said Pawley.
In the Tri-Cities, Rick's Fencing and Decking worked with a local grant program at Three Rivers Community Foundation for their emergency COVID-19 relief fund. Another $5,000 went to Rebuilding Mid-Columbia to help low-income families who are struggling. In July, Rick's Community Support Drive donated another $10,000 to Sparks of Hope, a non-profit organization supporting children who've experienced and survived abuse.
If you are interested in helping raise money for COVID-19 relief, the team at Rick's Custom Fencing and Decking request you donate to Rebuilding Mid-Columbia here.
If you want to learn more about Rick's Community Support Drive click here.