Recently, our company took on a project that couldn’t have made me any prouder to be associated with our 500 employees. One of our employees suffered a swimming pool accident several years ago and is a quadriplegic, confined to a wheelchair. This employee has been with us since the early beginnings of JK Harris.
Needless to say, over the years, he has become one of the most beloved employees in our company. He also has gained the respect of his fellow employees because despite what some may consider a disability, this employee doesn’t make excuses and works as effectively and efficiently as anyone else. In addition, he doesn’t look for special considerations and longs to be treated the same as everyone else.
However, this employee had a special need, and our employees stepped up the plate and hit a home run. We raised over $51,000 to help this employee purchase a new van for his special transportation needs. These vehicles are priced in the $75,000 to $125,000 range and more, depending on the options included. Our employee will put the money his fellow employees donated and JK Harris matched together with help he will receive from the state of South Carolina to purchase a new, safe, reliable, dependable van.
When one of our own needed help, our employees showed their true colors and came to his side to assist him. Talk about a good feeling inside…No doubt about that!