Winston-Salem, NC - August 25th, 2014
Tar Heel Basement Systems Helps Strike Out ALS
Our goal at Tar Heel Basement Systems is to not only collect as much money for the ALS organization as possible but to also help spread awareness of this fatal disease. Many people have heard of Lou Gehrig’s disease, but most do not know what it actually is, which is why each of our employees will be stating a fact or statistic about ALS before getting dumped with a bucket of ice water.
Winston Salem, NC. August 25, 2014. We have all seen the most current social media phenomenon, The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. A lot have people have also questioned, ‘what is the point of the ice bucket challenge?’ Well, here is the story behind it. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease after it ended the career of the beloved baseball player. Pete Frates, another baseball player affected by ALS started it just to raise awareness of the disease, and within 2 weeks of the challenge, the ALS Association and its 38 chapters have received an astonishing $4 million in donations compared to $1.12 million during the same time period last year.
So how is Tar Heel Basement Systems going to make a difference? We are going to do a couple different things to raise money, awareness and have fun in the process!
->For any THBS employee that does the #ALSicebucketchallenge, THBS will donate $5 dollars! With 52 employees, we have the ability to donate $260!
->Additionally, each THBS employee is challenged to help strike out ALS on their own. As a company, if our employees donate $250 then our Owner, Pete Burgess, will do the #ALSicebucketchallenge!
->On top of that, because Pete personally knows 2 people affected by ALS, he will match whatever our employees and the community donate (up to $500).
We will have a final THBS Strikes Out ALS Fundraiser on Saturday, September 6th from 1:00-4:00 at Tar Heel Basement Systems. The event is co-sponsored by Go Postal, our preferred print, mail, and marketing partner. All employees, friends, and family are welcome to join in the festivities to help Strike Out ALS! The final company #ALSicebucketchallenge will take place during this event and you won’t want to miss how we dump the water!
About Tar Heel Basement Systems
Tar Heel Basement Systems is North Carolina’s leading home improvement contractor; specializing in basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, radon mitigation and foundation repair. Our mission is to help our customers, employees, and community through responsibility, integrity, and trust.
About Go Postal
Go Postal specializes in marketing, print and shipping needs for businesses large and small. With two office locations, Go Postal has become a valuable resource for helping to grow local businesses.