By Alaina Denean Deshazo | Selma Times Journal
Lawn mowing manufacturer Bush Hog recently raised $10,000 for the AMVETS National Service Foundation to give back to veterans.
Gerald Worthington, Bush Hog president, said giving back to the veterans is important and he was happy to have his company participate.
“Every year, we have a fundraising event and this year we decided to partner with AMVETS,” Worthington said. “We took one of our zero turn mowers, we painted it in a camouflage scheme, we took it around to our major farm shows starting in the spring all the way through October. We asked people if they would be willing to donate money towards the AMVETS for a chance to win that zero-turn mower at the end of the year.”
Worthington said they have a number of veterans that work there now, and have worked there in the past, so he wants to do everything he and the company can to help them.
“I think this is an important time in our country when it’s more important to recognize the people that have fought for our freedom and fought to protect you and now it’s their turn and they need us,” Worthington said. “It’s time for us to step up and help them.”
Kent Clark, executive director of AMVETS National Service Foundation said he was excited to find out about the donation.
“Today is a great day for veterans,” Clark said. “We get to come down and spend time here with Bush Hog, but also, most of our veterans come from rural America and Bush Hog is part of that. So that’s why it’s so important for us to have a partnership giving back to America.”
Clark said when he found out how much money was raised for the organization, he was excited and thankful.
“When Bush Hog told us that it was $10,000, we were very appreciative,” Clark said. “We were proud to be partners with them this year.”
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