Jack Williams Tire donates $5,500 to fire departments
The Jack Williams Tire in Mount Pocono suffered a devastating fire only a few short months ago and within hours following the fire, plans to rebuild a new state-of-the-art facility were already being drafted. Now, less than 100 days later, their Mount Pocono store is rebuilt and the staff is back on their feet serving the needs of their customers.
Jack Williams Tire is known for continually giving back to its communities and they could not be more thankful for the help received through emergency responders during July's unexpected fire.
"From the local police department and emergency medical services, to almost a dozen volunteer fire departments, the volume of responders to battle the store blaze was nothing short of impressive," said Jason Williams, Executive Vice President of Jack Williams Tire.
As a way to show their appreciation to all responders, Jack Williams Tire organized a Handy Jack Gives Back campaign to help raise funds for those groups involved in handling July's fire. Jack Williams Tire was able to raise $5,500 during their Handy Jack Gives Back campaign, which was recently awarded to all volunteer fire companies during the store's recent grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Pocono Summit Volunteer Fire Department, primary responder during July's fire at Jack Williams Tire, was award a $1,000 donation which, George Tallmadge, fire chief, noted will be used toward fire department equipment. Tobyhanna, Coolbaugh, Pocono Mountain, Barrett, Tunkhannock Township, Thornhurst, Pocono Township, Jackson Township and Gouldsboro Volunteer Fire Companies were each awarded $500.