On July 29, Remington – America’s oldest gun-making company – presented a check for $20,000 to the Central New York Region of the American Red Cross for flood relief efforts throughout Oneida, Herkimer, Madison and Montgomery counties. Remington Chief Operating Officer Kevin Miniard traveled to Remington’s Ilion plant to present the check to Red Cross officials.
In addition to Monday’s substantial gift, Remington’s Ilion employees will donate another $10,000 through an employee-only raffle of two one-of-a-kind collector’s edition rifles: a Model 1100 50th Anniversary Edition with gold inlay; and a Model 700 with a scope, bi-pod and commemorativel serial number REM06282013 – the flood date.
Only 1,000 tickets at $10 apiece were available, and they sold out in five days! Jennifer Balog, Community Executive of the Red Cross Mohawk Valley Chapter, will pick the winners at the Aug. 7 employee picnic.
"The recent floods in the Mohawk Valley and nearby areas affected more than 2,400 families, and this generous gift from Remington and its employees will help us to pay for the shelter, food, cleaning supplies and emotional support we provided to those families," Balog said. "The money will also go toward our continuing efforts to help those families with their long-term recovery."
In the photo, from left to right, are: Paul Merz, manager of the Remington Arms plant in Ilion; Peter Tolmei, Remington Human Resources Manager in Ilion; Judy Pollman, Chief Development Officer for the American Red Cross Central New York Region; Jennifer Balog, Community Executive of the Red Cross Mohawk Valley Chapter; Kevin Miniard, Chief Operating Officer of Remington; and James Hastie, Red Cross Major Gift Officer.