Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG)announced on Thursday that their fifth annual Count the Cans campaign saw 593,464 pounds of donated food and more than 1,150 service hours to hunger-relief organizations across 12 states over two weeks. This year's donations bring Dixon Hughes' five-year total to 3,795,814 of food donated.
DHG additionally donated to the Orlando shootings and West Virginia floods - which occurred during the Count the Cans campaign - by extending the campaign one week and incorporating dollar donations for the OneOrlando Fund and the American Red Cross West Virginia Region. The DHG Foundation matched employee and partner donations ultimately donating $36,742 between the two organizations.
“I am proud to see our DHG team rally together around such great causes with such passion and energy,” said Matt Snow, Dixon Hughes CEO, in a statement. “By incorporating donations for the OneOrlando Fund and the American Red Cross West Virginia Region into our annual giving campaign, we were able to offer financial support to victims and their families in the wake of two unspeakable tragedies. Supporting our communities is an essential part of our firm culture, and we will continue to live our values and show our support to our broader Florida and West Virginia communities in the weeks ahead as they show their strength and resilience.”
DHG purposely hosts their food drive in the summer in order to help food banks restock when kids are out of school and without school meals. The firm also collected 12,020 pounds of pet food on “Pet Food Day” for food banks and humane societies to distribute.
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