Professional Plating teams up with Salvation Army

July 12, 2018

By David Nordby The Brillion News

CHILTON – Professional Plating Inc. (PPI) is digging in to work with the Salvation Army of Calumet County in Chilton.

The Salvation Army location has gone through a 15-month process to build seven garden plots in the back of its building. The seven plots have been ‘adopted’ by area businesses and families, two of them by PPI. The vegetables grown are donated back to the center to help those in Calumet County.

“It’s like a gift that keeps on giving all summer long,” Salvation Army Director Adriana Hilblink said.

The area of the building was not being used until the plan was conceptualized last spring.

“I thought what a great way to utilize that space of the building,” Hilblink said.

The garden plots are not the first time that PPI has teamed up with the Salvation Army. This past December, PPI employees started working with the Salvation Army Bread of Life Center. They raised more than $1,700 over a combined 32 hours by ringing bells as part of the Red Kettle Campaign.

“At that time we asked what other opportunities there are throughout the year that the Professional Team could continue to give back,” PPI’s Kerry Behnke said. “This fueled several opportunities.”

In March, PPI held a personal hygiene drive with a “winter warm up day” where they sold bowls of soup to raise money for the Salvation Army’s “Help the Homeless” drive. The company donated a truckload full of personal hygiene items along with $750 from the soup.

The garden plots are the latest venture PPI has joined in on.

Please see the complete story in the July 12, 2018 edition of The Brillion News. 

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