The ConExpo-Con/Agg convention featured a benefit auction: this year it benefitted the Call of Duty Endowment, which helps veterans find high-quality employment. The silent auction was full of everything from iPad’s and TV’s to the ultimate NASCAR experience. Our team could choose to donate, or buy tickets to a game, and 100% of the proceeds went to help the Call of Duty Endowment. Additional money was also raised during the benefit concert which featured the band Foreigner. Delta Sand & Gravel enjoyed helping raise money for veterans and will continue to show support on June 14th (Flag Day), when we raise a flag under lights at our main facility in Eugene.
In addition to supporting veterans, Delta proudly supports the Relief Nursery and some members will be attending 2017 Main Event an Evening in Casablanca. The Relief Nursery is an amazing organization that helps keep children safe from neglect and abuse. Delta has also been involved with Habitat for Humanity and is scheduled to help do some specialized site prep for two homes later this year.
Delta not only gives to organizations and members in the community we give back to the environment. This year in honor of National Arbor Day Delta is partnering with Friends of Trees and our team will plant 150 trees on our property. A majority of these trees are Skyrise Screening Trees, and they will be planted on the property line. These trees are extremely fast growing and are used for windbreaks and as dust barriers.
Alongside the Skyrise Screening trees, we ordered 50 Green Rocket Cedar Trees. These trees are fast growing. In fact, Green Rocket Cedar Trees can grow 3 ft. or more per year! These trees will add a pleasant cedar like aroma for everyone to enjoy. We will have more about these trees, the beautiful 600 acres we call home and the wildlife that lives where we work in our May blog.
Our team is excited about our partnership with Ducks Unlimited. One of the benefit events we are planning will include this partnership with Ducks Unlimited. Together, we will build 20 wood duck nesting stands that will be placed on our 600 acres.
We hope you continue to check in, read our blog, follow us on social media, and get involved as we work to give back to our wonderful community!