07 Dec Local businesses team-up to give back at Fifth Street Ministries
On Dec. 1, 2023, a Sherwin Williams Piedmont Distribution Service Center team, from Statesville North Carolina and a team from Perfect Painting also from Statesville came to Fifth Street Ministries to give back as part of a team community service project. When asked why they chose Fifth Street Ministries for their project, Connie Cuthrell, site human resources manager answered that one of their employees Vincent Rucker during a casual conversation mentioned that he volunteers at Fifth Street Ministries and that is what led to them finding out how they could help there as well. “Prior to the conversation with Vincent, we were searching for organizations in the community we could partner with and found a wonderful organization through one of our employees,” said Cuthrell.
Not only did they donate paint for a community service project, but they also provided food that they cooked and served during lunchtime at Fifth Street Ministries Community Kitchen. In addition to that they distributed hygiene kits during lunch that they had assembled before their visit.
Their giving did not stop there, they donated and set up three Christmas trees that they set up and placed in the women’s transitional dormitory, the cafeteria, and the day room.
When asked how their partnership with Perfect Painting came to be Cuthrell said “We met the professional painter James Mathis, Perfect Painting over a year ago, (December 2022), when we completed a community service project for the Piedmont-Boys & Girls Club in Statesville and we have continued to partner with him since to ensure any community projects we complete are done well.”
Mathis mentioned they had enjoyed helping with the Piedmont-Boys & Girls Club service project. When Sherwin Williams Piedmont DSC asked if they wanted to get involved with the project at Fifth Street Ministries, he did not hesitate in wanting to help paint the day room and cafeteria foyer.
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