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YKK, along with Robert B. Turner Elementary and General Cable, collected and delivered a truckload of donations on March 9 to Lexington for the tornado victims.
Greg Pass, YKK Snap Fasteners America’s (YSU), director of human resources and safety, stated that the founder of YKK, Tadao Yoshida’s philosophy of “No one prospers unless he renders benefit to others,” known as the “Cycle of Goodness,” was the inspiration for assisting the tornado victims in Kentucky.
On March 5 YSU contacted Heather Alexander, human resources manager at General Cable, and Robert B. Turner Elementary about conducting a donation drive. In addition, many of the employee’s churches contributed with donations.
The 26-foot YSU truck was loaded to capacity, with the help of the students, YSU and General Cable employees.
YSU transported the donations to the Christian Appalachian Project in Lexington, where it will be transported to the victims of the March 2 tornadoes.
Pass said in a press release that “the credit goes to the employees of YSU, General Cable and the faculty and students of Robert B. Turner for pulling this together.”
Donations included bottled water, blankets, canned and dried food, supplies for infant care and even a VCR player.