AV giant Milestone lends hand to twister victims in its community

June 27, 2011 by Dave Haynes

The great thing about DOOHgood is that it doesn’t take a lot of work to schedule a public service announcement spot into a digital signage network playlist, but it can have a real impact.

So it is pretty cool to see a company in the space do a lot of real work to help disaster victims in its own community.

The staff at Milestone AV Technologies have done an employee donation drive that resulted in more than 750 pounds of children’s clothing and supplies for a nonprofit that helped families whose homes were torn up by a recent tornado in Minneapolis.

Through its Community Connections program, Milestone organized an employee donation drive for Kidz Klozet, a nonprofit organization supporting families with children living in Northeast Minneapolis and its surrounding neighborhoods. The organization provides gently used children’s clothing and supplies, free of charge. With the May 21 tornado in the area, Kidz Klozet experienced a steep increase in families needing assistance.

As part of the drive, Milestone matched every pound of clothing and supplies collected with a $1 donation, for a $750 gift to Kidz Klozet.

“I am continually impressed with the generosity of our employees,” said Scott Gill, CEO of Milestone AV Technologies. “Immediately after the tornado, employees looked for ways to help families in North Minneapolis and then quickly organized a drive for Kidz Klozet. In just a short period of time, they collected an incredible amount of donations for the most vulnerable victims of this devastating event.”

Kidz Klozet is led by Kelly Carlson and Cyndi Klum with the help of four regular volunteers. The organization serves more than 500 families in the community.

“We are so grateful for Milestone’s involvement with our project and appreciate the support the company has given us,” Carlson said. “A big thank you goes out to Milestone for their generous giving to Kidz Klozet – their contributions will benefit many families in need.”

Nicely done. Milestone’s companies include Chief, which is a Sixteen:Nine sponsor.

Photo credit: Grand Forks Herald

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