Chippers Inc. donating 2020 profits to support local COVID-19 response

Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) has received a contribution of $10,000 from Vermont-based Chippers Inc to aid in its response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Chippers CEO, Mundy Wilson Piper, explained their decision to designate their 2020 profits to three local nonprofits serving the communities where they operate their business: “It’s hard to believe just how much the world has changed in a few short weeks.  We recognize that this is not—and cannot be—business as usual.  We are committed to our communities, and are grateful that we can help.”

Responding to the gift of support, LRCS President and CEO, Rebecca Bryant, noted “This is exactly the kind of generosity and community commitment that we especially need right now.  We’re fortunate that the area business community has always been plugged in to support local needs, and Chippers’ generosity now is a shining example of that.  We’re enormously grateful!”

Because through its Family Resource Center, LRCS regularly works so closely with many local families who are most vulnerable and in need of support, the organization can deploy funds quickly and can ensure that it’s making an immediate difference on the ground.  Vice President of LRCS’ Family Resource Center, Erin Pettengill, highlights “For most families, it’s about helping them the concrete, basic day-to-needs—whether for food, or utilities, or other needs. This goes a long way in helping us meet the broad range of needs we know families have.”