Debbi Harrell is used to accepting donations on behalf of Pulaski Daily Bread, but the one delivered to her Thursday left her and some of the donors in tears.
Harrell, Daily Bread director, knew representatives of Nordson XALOY on East Main Street were bringing the donation to her Thursday, so she arranged for The Southwest Times to be there for a photo. However, she had no idea how much the donation would be.
As everyone lined up for the presentation, Harrell took a glance at the check and saw the figure – and all the zeros it contained. She burst into tears.
The company, which makes parts for plastic injection molding machinery, was presenting Daily Bread with a $10,000 corporate donation. Dorothy Schivley said the company was aware summer months are difficult financially for Daily Bread, so they wanted to help.
Harrell was almost speechless. She said summers are difficult.
“I was really worried about this summer,” she said. “I don’t have to worry anymore.”
Harrell gave Schivley a big hug, causing tears to well up in the eyes of some of Schivley’s cohorts.
But that wasn’t all the good news the company had for Harrell. Schivley said Nordson XALOY also is holding a food drive at the plant during the month of June and everything collected will be donated to Daily Bread, as well.