Making a Difference

We Support Pet Props, Inc.

Pet Props was created by McKinley Riddle, a 13-year old animal lover, who has been volunteering at a local shelter for over a year. While volunteering, she realized that shelters can provide better care for the animals if they had increased community support, and she knew she should do something about it. By providing assistance to animal shelters, McKinley believes that shelters will be able to use their own resources to provide even better care to animals awaiting adoption. On behalf of McKinley, her grandpa, Bailey Hendley, approached Donna Butler-Hall, our Maintenance Manager. He asked if Gatekeeper Maintenance would be able to donate the use of one of our service trucks to help Pet Props pick up and deliver donations during a recent fundraiser. Donna and Gatekeeper Maintenance was very happy to help! Donna shared this note of appreciation (shown below) that was hand written by McKinley.

As we do each year, our associates at the corporate office in Greenville have “adopted” a local family with four school-aged children to ensure they have a very special Christmas. All the little elves have been happily donating food, new clothing, toys and what has amounted to four bulging bags of wrapped goodies for these young tots and their family. It gives us great joy to be a part of making a difference for this family, and we excitedly await the arrival of Santa’s sleigh to pick up and deliver some smiles to Daniel, Cedric, Jessica and Jake.