LSC teammates receive free BBQ thanks to local partners

Yadkin Riverkeeper (YRK) with support from the Wallace and Graham Gives Foundation and the Waterkeeper Alliance’s Pure Farms, Pure Water campaign, provided sustainably raised BBQ pork and chicken from Crossings Farm in Lexington, North Carolina to teammates of Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC).

As a result, LSC teammates at Trinity Oaks in Salisbury, North Carolina were treated to take-home BBQ meals on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Due to the ongoing increase in COVID-19 cases, YRK decided to change its plans to hold a “Pig Pickin’ Pickup” fundraiser scheduled for December 12. Instead of holding the event, Wallace and Graham’s sponsorship allowed YRK to meet its fundraising goals, while also providing the meals to some of LSC’s heroes that are working on the frontlines of this pandemic.

YRK is a nonprofit, membership organization whose mission is to protect and enhance the Yadkin Pee Dee River basin through education, advocacy, and action.

The Waterkeeper Alliance’s NC Pure Farms, Pure Water campaign provided the resources to pay the farmers market value for their sustainable pork and chicken, which was cooked by Shakerag BBQ.

“Our firm is honored to support Yadkin Riverkeeper in its efforts to protect and monitor the public waterways of our region that supply drinking water to nearly one million citizens,” Whitney Wallace Williams, attorney and chair of the Wallace & Graham Gives Foundation, said.

“The law firm of Wallace and Graham has been a pillar in our community for many years,” said Ted Goins Jr., president and chief executive officer of Lutheran Services Carolinas. “We are grateful to Wallace and Graham for honoring our LSC teammate heroes who are putting their lives and health on the line every day caring for Rowan County’s elders.”

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