Special to the Tribune-Courier
CALVERT CITY– The Gerdau steel mill in Calvert City, Ky. and the Tennessee Valley Authority are providing funds for repairs at the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch in Gilbertsville, Ky.
On June 27, Gerdau and TVA presented checks to the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association. The combined $5,000 donation will be used to repair roofing and gutters on several buildings at the ranch. The gift marks the third year Gerdau and TVA have partnered to provide funds for the organization.
The ranch gives children, ages 8-11, from low-income families, a chance to participate in an instructional and organized summer camp without charge. Funded by donations, the ranch has a lake, a swimming pool, an archery range and horseback riding stables.
“TVA works to maintain good working relationships with local law enforcement agencies and our partners like Gerdau,” said Megan Holman, industrial accounts program manager for TVA. “This facility provides a safe environment for hundreds of young people to experience the outdoors.”
In addition to their donation, Gerdau employees also volunteer at the ranch each year by teaching and participating in classes, serving meals to campers and sharing personal hobbies with the children.
“Our partnership with the Kentucky Sheriff’s Ranch supports the community pillar of Gerdau’s social responsibility program, and we see this as a great opportunity to collaborate with TVA,” said Holly Mackey, human resources manager at the Gerdau mill in Calvert City. “The Sheriff’s Ranch is one of our biggest projects, and this support demonstrates that our employees really have a passion for making a positive impact in the lives of children from across the state of Kentucky.”