Like so many of our wonderful local companies, Crutchfield Corporation came up with a creative way to get their employees involved in supporting United Way.  The campaign focus this year was to educate employees about United Way volunteerism and community impact.  The company also contributed items from their Lending Library for an employee silent auction.  Employees could bid on the items during the week of September 15-22, and all proceeds from the auction went to United Way.  In total, Crutchfield Corporation contributed $2500 between employee and corporate gifts.

The gift from the Crutchfield Corporation will be used for the 11 agencies United Way supports that provide services to citizens in Wise County and the City of Norton, including housing repairs, medical care, free legal services, emergency shelter and food.

Dan Minahan, Director of Southwest Virginia Operations at Crutchfield Corporation, told us his reason for supporting United Way.  “As we all know, there are many needs in SWVA and some changes we need to make to lessen these needs. United Way is an excellent way for a team, group or company to give charitably. It enables the team to work together to raise funds and donate and each person can give what they can afford. When donations are pooled, the team can help a broad range of folks right here in our area. Money raised in our area stays in our area and the team can even designate which project they would like to help.”

In 2014 received the coveted “Circle of Excellence” award for the 15th time in a row, making it the only company in the United States to win every year consecutively.

This year, Crutchfield was named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business magazine and the Best Companies Group.