Firm adopts family in need

In an effort to support Troy families in need during the holiday season, Secrest Wardle participated in the 22nd Annual Food and Gift Drive sponsored by the Troy Police Department, VFW Post #4037 and Alliance Mobile Health by adopting a family.

The firm was matched with a single mother and two young children. Christine Larson, marketing assistant and Shelli Eiswerth, building liaison, led the fundraising effort based upon a list of the family’s needs.

Each week throughout the year, Secrest Wardle employees in all three of the firm’s office locations have the option to participate in “Casual Fridays.”  In exchange for a $5 cash donation, business casual attire is permitted. Employees are encouraged to suggest charities for sponsorship.

During the month of December, Larson and Eiswerth devoted two “Casual Fridays” to raising funds for the adopted family. The firm successfully collected $673, which was used to buy presents and gift cards. The holiday spirit spread throughout Secrest Wardle with employees generously providing enough donations, gifts, and gift cards to meet and exceed the family’s wish list.

The Troy Police Department, VFW Post #4037, and Alliance Mobile Health have collected food and gifts for residents of the Troy community for 22 years. Community organizations aid sponsors in identifying residents who would benefit from the effort, including children that would otherwise not have received gifts during the holidays, struggling families, senior citizens with no family, or any Troy resident in need.

Those interested in making a contribution to the Annual Food and Gift Drive may do so by “adopting a family,” making a monetary donation or donating food to the effort.

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