Barton Malow Company team members and contractors building the Ultium Cells facility in Lordstown, Ohio, helped raise $40,000 for the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center in nearby Youngstown, Ohio. The funds will benefit Joanie’s Promise, a program that ensures anyone in the community in need of diagnostic breast care services has access to the best care available regardless of their ability to pay.
To raise funds, Shirley Stoffick, a Barton Malow Company trades professional and Operating Engineer, sold pink t-shirts during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In that time, Barton Malow Company team members and tradespeople on site, as well as their friends and families, bought 2,000 t-shirts. Proceeds from these sales, along with a personal donation from an anonymous Barton Malow donor, helped Stoffick reach $40,000.
Stoffick said she began raising funds for Joanie’s Promise 10 years ago. As a representative of the International Union of Operating Engineers, she’s held fundraisers at different jobsites with various companies over the years. But Stoffick said this particular donation is significant.
“I’ve never been able to raise this much,” Stoffick said. “It’s a godsend to so many people.”
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