Early in December, the Community Involvement Team at SPX Cooling Technologies in Overland Park, Kansas, represented by Steve Borcherding, Import/Export Compliance Manager, presented Kansas City TV station KCTV-5 with $2000 and dozens of blankets, coats, hats and gloves to support the local Project Warmth initiative. Steve and his son, Shepard, were interviewed about the company’s successful fundraising efforts by Chris Suchan, Chief Meteorologist at KCTV-5 during the December 4th evening newscast.
The fundraiser and coat drive is part of the annual Chili Cook-Off held each November at SPX Cooling Technologies. The cook-off recognizes the company’s most talented and creative cooking teams with awards for the best tasting chili, best team theme and most money earned. SPX CT associates judge the chili entries by purchasing “tastes” for a dollar each.
Project Warmth is an initiative to collect coats, blankets and cash donations to help people in need during extreme weather. According to their website, http://www.projectwarmthkc.com, “Project Warmth aims to ensure lives are not lost to frigid cold or sweltering heat.” All items collected are distributed free of charge to recipients by The Salvation Army.