Friday, December 14, 2007

Westport Yachts Gives Back to Neighbors

In a year that has seen waves of storms batter the northwest States, Westport Yachts has decided to help out its weather-worn neighbors in this season of giving. It is donating $57,000 to an assortment of charities that are are helping families recover from the Dec. 2nd storm that struck the Pacific Northwest.

Westport says this is in addition to the annual food donations that the company makes to local food banks.

During Westport’s recently held annual food drive, the company and its employees collected 13,746 pounds of food for local food banks. Employees at all three of the shipbuilder’s manufacturing facilities – Westport, Hoquiam and Port Angeles, Wash. – participated in the drive, and the company agreed to contribute $1 for every pound of food, up to $12,000. Westport added an additional $10,000 this year to help those affected by the storm.

“Our team has really come together this year to help children and families affected by the recent storm,” said Daryl Wakefield, president of Westport Shipyard. “We’ve seen the generous outpouring of support from our friends and neighbors, and we want to do our part to help restore order to the lives of those affected. We want to help everyone in the community join in the holiday spirit.”

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