Silent Support for Families of the Fallen
During the NAPA 2016 annual meeting in Palm Springs, Calif., the Associate Member Council will host a silent auction to support the NAPA Care Emergency Benevolent Fund. All donations to the NAPA Care Auction will be made to the NAPA Research and Education Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and are tax-deductible as provided by law. Proceeds from the auction will be used to fund the NAPA Care Emergency Benevolent Fund, which has already helped families of fallen industry workers.
Silent Auction Chairman Mike Blantz shared his hopes for the program.
“My personal goal with NAPA Care is to assist in any way possible to raise enough money to endow the fund for the future. I hope to see that the members of NAPA see this program as something special for the welfare of their employees should a fatality occur in their organization.”
A maximum of 50 items, with a suggested value of $1,000 or more, will be included in the auction. At press time, 13 auction items ranging in value up to $25,000 for a Mexican yacht trip awaited the bidding wars. For companies that might want something extremely practical for their donation dollars, several OEMs have put up gift certificates for parts and services. It’s definitely worth checking out at the event home page: http://www.asphaltpavement.org/silentauction. Blantz had a bit of trouble narrowing down exactly what he thought would be the most fought over item.
“I think there are some pretty nice hunting/fishing trips that might be popular and could bring in a few dollars, however I consider all of these fantastic donations as “hidden jewels” because they all benefit the great NAPA Care program.”
Of course, the deadline for submitting items is Oct. 30, 2015, giving philanthropists around the construction industry more time to donate enticing treasures. Keep in mind, you do not have to be a member of NAPA to contribute to the NAPA Care Silent Auction, but you will have to be in attendance at the annual meeting to place your silent bids. Visit the event home page for all the details.
Thank you to the auction sponsors making this event possible: Axeon Specialty Products, Blue Roads Solutions, Ergon, Hotmix Equipment, Kenco Engineering, Inc., Roadtec, Roger & Kathy Sandberg, and Wirtgen Group. Thank you to the auction donors so far: AEM, Astec Industries Inc./Roadtec Inc., BLS Enterprises Inc., BOMAG Americas Inc., Gallagher Asphalt Corp., Hauck Manufacturing Co., Kenco Engineering Inc., and The Lane Construction Corp.