The Halstead/Metroflor Addiction Crisis charity (HMAC) “Big Bang” fundraiser raised more than $80,000 to help those in need who are suffering from the disease of addiction. The event, which took place on May 6, 2021, in Cartersville, Georgia, is the culmination of a two-year grassroots campaign by HMTX Industries employees.
HMAC is literally a “Stone’s throw away” from its ultimate goal of raising $500,000, which will be matched dollar for dollar by the Stone family for a total of $1 million. HMAC has already raised $320,000 including Big Bang proceeds. The tax-deductible donations benefit a nonprofit 501(c)(3) partnership with “Faith in Four: Recovery, Prevention, Education and Treatment”, to fund the scholarships at six fully vetted agencies across the US offering substance abuse rehabilitation, education and after care.
Habitat for Humanity’s Jeremy Kraut-Ordover, vice president individual giving, presented Harlan Stone with a special award acknowledging his extraordinary philanthropic spirit, the Humanitarian Achievement Award – Industry and Philanthropy. Said Kraut-Ordover introducing the award to Stone, “Your leadership exactly aligns with Habitat’s values of courage, accountability and humility. You’ve made it your life’s work to improve communities. There are a lot of people who lead companies, but not a lot who motivate their teams to really live a philanthropic value.”
Said Paul Eanes, HMAC board chairman, “The fundraiser name, Big Bang, was more than appropriate. It highlighted the significance of what we are trying to accomplish with this all-star lineup and their commitment to it. Harlan’s support made it the success it was.”
The HMAC fundraising efforts will continue as the group strives to hit the $1 million mark. For more information about HMAC or to donate, visit hmacfund.org.