Simonton Raises $30,000 for Cancer Society
A window and door auction hosted by Simonton Windows recently netted $30,000 for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fundraising efforts in Ritchie and Pleasants County, W.Va.
An estimated 130 individual homeowners, builders and remodelers from across the Mid-Atlantic participated in the event, which saw hundreds of new windows and doors up for grabs during the "cash and carry" auction at the company's Ellenboro, W.Va., manufacturing facility. Auctioned off at a fraction of their market price, the products on sale were new, energy-efficient windows and doors returned to the company for various reasons.
“This was one of our largest window auctions in recent years, and brought in a significant amount of money for a very worthy cause,” said Sandy Reed, a traffic administrative coordinator at Simonton. A volunteer team member for the auction since its start in 2001, she noted that employees and the community always rally behind the auction. “We have all been touched by cancer–personally or through a family member. It is an important event to us all.”
“My father-in-law passed away just a few weeks ago from cancer. This was an emotional event for me,” said Dave Meeks, co-organizer of the event and a dispatcher/scheduler at Simonton. “In just 10 years this fundraiser has generated more than $300,000 for the Relay for Life efforts in our immediate area. I cannot help but believe and hope that those funds have gone toward making a difference in discovering new medicines and technology…and will someday help find the cure.”