Tractor Supply partners with United Way for Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Aug. 2, 2016
On July 26, more than 200 team members from Brentwood-based Tractor Supply Company united to lend a hand to Saddle Up in Franklin.

Volunteers spent the afternoon painting fences at Saddle Up, a nonprofit that provides therapeutic horsemanship for children and youth with disabilities. The event, coordinated by United Way of Williamson County’s Volunteer Center, was part of Tractor Supply’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors initiative and was held in conjunction with the company’s annual Leaders Meeting, which included team members from across the country.

“Giving back as an organization is an important part of Tractor Supply’s culture,” said Brian Evans, Vice President, Human Resources. “For over ten years, United Way of Williamson County has served as a great avenue for us to support the community. Now in its second year, the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program not only provides our team members with hands-on volunteering experiences with local community projects, but also serves as a fun team-building exercise among departments across the organization.”

Throughout June and July, Tractor Supply’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors initiative put hundreds of extra hands to work throughout Williamson County and Middle Tennessee, with United Way of Williamson County’s Volunteer Center coordinating multiple projects impacting eight counties.

“Our partnership with Tractor Supply continues to help make a positive impact in our communities,” said Debby Rainey, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for United Way of Williamson County. “Their volunteering, their team members’ contributions to United Way programs and their willingness to help at every opportunity make Tractor Supply Company a great neighbor.”

About Tractor Supply Company

Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company operates more than 1,500 stores in 49 states. The Company’s stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

About United Way of Williamson County’s Volunteer Center

United Way of Williamson County’s Volunteer Center’s mission is to connect individuals, non-profits and businesses with opportunities and the resources to support the local community with a purpose of improving lives. For more information about United Way’s Volunteer Center, contact Debby Rainey, VP of Strategic Initiatives, at drainey@uwwc.org or 615-771-2312.

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