RHINELANDER - Employees with AirPro Fan and Blower Co. in Rhinelander showed their neighborly spirit Saturday morning.
"We just felt there was such a need for right now," said Administrative assistant Lori Miller.
The company purchased food items to fill 500 bags from Trig's grocery and gave them away to community members in need from 10 a.m. until noon.
Airpro Fan and Blower Co. President Keith White said this gesture is simple and helps those with short term needs.
"We wanted to do something simply favorable and love our neighbors," said White
White coined the event 'Project AirPro Love Your Neighbor', he said this is a way to unite the community and encourage people to look out for one another during a difficult time.
"Whether its through a virus or through a hurricane, or through whatever, ultimately everything revolves and we are dependent on one another," said White.
Miller said holding the drive was a spontaneous decision, which took a lot of intricate planning.
"We kind of threw this together really fast," said Miller.
Miller was one of many who helped make the event possible.
Miller said she enjoys getting out and serving her community and having fun along the way.
"I am more than happy my husband is here, its fun to be with some of my coworkers and it seems like the community it very appreciative, and it definitely gives you a good feeling," said Miller.
Looking forward, White said he wants people to take away a sense of togetherness from the food drive.
We need to look at each other and learn how we can help each other, right here right now.