Suncoke donates to Vern Riffe School


By Nikki Blankenship - nblankenship@aimmediamidwest.com



Jim Preston, inventory control at Sun Coke, hands a check for $2,000 to SCBDD Superintendent Julie Monroe. The donation will be put toward a new sign in front of Vern Riffe School at the corner of Mabert Road and Gallia Street.


From left: SCBDD Superintendent Julie Monroe; Jim Preston, inventory control at Sun Coke; Staci Whitt, HR coordinator at Sun Coke; and Larry Walker, HR manager at Sun Coke. The donation of $2,000 will be put toward a new sign in front of Vern Riffe School at the corner of Mabert Road and Gallia Street.


Sun Coke of Haverhill has donated $2,000 for a new scrolling sign to be constructed in front of Vern Riffe School at the corner of Mabert Road and Gallia Street.

The sign will be used to communicate what Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities is, what services are offered at the VRS site and welcome visitors to the site. Such a sign can also be used to announce upcoming events and celebrations. Upon completion, the sign project will help SCBDD better communicate with the public at large.

“Since the sign will be programmable, it will be another mode of communication to share information about upcoming events and other topics,” said Superintendent Julie Monroe. “We are very appreciative of Sun Coke and the interest they have taken in our program.”

It isn’t the first time Sun Coke has partnered with SCBDD to give back to the community. Last Christmas, the company served a pizza lunch for students and employees at VRS. They also brought gifts for all the students. Monroe said it was upon seeing the gratitude from students and staff that Sun Coke employees decided to partner regularly with VRS and SCBDD.

“It doesn’t get a whole lot better than this,” Monroe said.

The VRS building also houses Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ Service & Support Administration offices and administrative offices.

Jim Preston, inventory control at Sun Coke, hands a check for $2,000 to SCBDD Superintendent Julie Monroe. The donation will be put toward a new sign in front of Vern Riffe School at the corner of Mabert Road and Gallia Street.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/07/web1_Sun-Coke-Donates-1-1-.jpgJim Preston, inventory control at Sun Coke, hands a check for $2,000 to SCBDD Superintendent Julie Monroe. The donation will be put toward a new sign in front of Vern Riffe School at the corner of Mabert Road and Gallia Street.

From left: SCBDD Superintendent Julie Monroe; Jim Preston, inventory control at Sun Coke; Staci Whitt, HR coordinator at Sun Coke; and Larry Walker, HR manager at Sun Coke. The donation of $2,000 will be put toward a new sign in front of Vern Riffe School at the corner of Mabert Road and Gallia Street.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/07/web1_Sun-Coke-Donates-2.jpgFrom left: SCBDD Superintendent Julie Monroe; Jim Preston, inventory control at Sun Coke; Staci Whitt, HR coordinator at Sun Coke; and Larry Walker, HR manager at Sun Coke. The donation of $2,000 will be put toward a new sign in front of Vern Riffe School at the corner of Mabert Road and Gallia Street.

By Nikki Blankenship

nblankenship@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.