NMHG donates $22,300 to United Way
Donation represents $100 for each three-point shot made by East Carolina University basketball team in 2012-2013 season.
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NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG), a proud sponsor of East Carolina University (ECU) Athletics, presented a check for $22,300 to United Way of Pitt County during the basketball game against Marshall on Saturday, March 9. NMHG donated $100 for each of the 223 three-point shots made by the Pirates throughout the 2012-2013 season.
Jim Cieslar, executive director for United Way of Pitt County, was presented the check during halftime by NMHG director of brand management Thom Peebles. NMHG is in the middle of its third academic year in partnership with ECU Athletics to benefit United Way and has donated more than $225,000 through the program to date. Throughout the academic year, NMHG also partners with ECU baseball and football athletics.
“At NMHG, we are strong advocates of United Way as it provides us with a deep sense of pride to be able to give back to the community through an organization that does so much to help those around us,” stated Brett Schemerhorn, VP of marketing for NMHG. “In addition to the contributions NMHG makes based on specific ECU athletic accomplishments, many of our dedicated employees also voluntarily contribute to the United Way program.”
About United Way
Founded more than 50 years ago, United Way of Pitt County is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the common good by focusing on the keys to a good life – education, income, health and neighbors helping neighbors. United Way of Pitt County is a member of the United Way Worldwide, located in Alexandria, Va. United Way Worldwide is an independent, national organization that serves approximately 1,400 other United Ways across the country.
NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 5,300 people worldwide.
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