Proceeds from an Emerson silent auction are going to Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to U.S. troops and their families.
At a silent auction held in conjunction with Emerson’s annual wholesaler
conference, G.W. Berkheimer Co. Inc. placed the highest bid on an original
piece of artwork by artist Richard Hight. Emerson has pledged to match G.W.
Berkheimer’s bid, making a total donation of $4,000 to Operation Homefront.
“Our customers are not only successful HVACR industry leaders, but are also
generous and compassionate members of their communities, going above and beyond
to help others,” said Bob Labbett, vice president of marketing for Emerson
Climate Technologies Distribution Services. “We are truly pleased as an
organization to have been able to contribute to such an important
The recipient of the donation, Operation Homefront, was founded after the Sept.
11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The organization has raised over $5 million
dollars, sending more than 20,000 care packages to troops overseas while providing
financial aid to military families in need and assisting soldiers upon their
return from war.
“When we were presented the chance to give back to such a worthy group, we were
on board right away,” said Brian Cobble, president of G.W. Berkheimer. “The
silent auction was a great success and we look forward to future opportunities
to join Emerson in supporting our communities.”
Emerson auction benefits U.S. soldiers
January 1, 2009