Continental Siding Owner Alec Cook Interviewed on 99.7 The Point About Charitable Initiatives
When the world shut down thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Continental Siding owner Alec Cook took it upon himself to start multiple initiatives to begin giving back to his employees and the local community. While our business wasn’t hit nearly as the rest of the community, we thought it was our responsibility to do everything we can to start rebuilding this once great community.
While promoting the 100 Days of Giving Initiative, Alec Cook stopped by 99.7 The Point to get the word out about this campaign to give back to the local area. This initiative was started on day 1 of the stay-at-home order because we knew there would be a financial fallout and economic crisis for some people during the order. Continental Siding took it upon themselves to show that we are a product of our community. We recognize that the only reason that we have the means to provide for our own families is from people choosing to buy local so it’s our responsibility to make sure that the local community recovered.
The visit to the studio was timed with spreading the message that we should start looking local for recovery because we all have a role to play in it. Alec wanted to personally thank every one of the local listeners of 99.7 The Point who make the decision, on their own, to buy local. Whenever or wherever you can, if you’re buying local, you’re just as much a hero in this story because that was what is required to begin rebuilding the local community again.
Alec Cook recognized that this pandemic was affecting local citizens through no fault of their own. Even the hardest-working citizens have felt the effects of the pandemic and that is why it was so important to set up this 100 Days of Giving initiative to begin helping those out who have helped us so much over the years.
One of the initiatives that was put in place during the 100 Days of Giving was a partnership with City Union Mission where we offered a matching donation of $10,000. However, we also donated 30,000 meals to Harvesters, gave $500 gift cards to 32 single mothers in need, paid a 20% pay bonus to all staff for all three payrolls of the stay-at-home order, and also provided a $500 “someone in need” bonus to all staff members so they could be generous to someone they knew that was in need.
To wrap up the interview with The Point, Alec pointed out who necessary it is for everyone to help out during this time of need for the local community. He stated that even if you don’t know how to help out, or what you can do on your own, simply reach out to your local non-profits because they need all of the help they can get and are doing great work to help rebuild the local area.