Remarks from Corporate Partners

Aug 1, 2022

"At KeyBank, our purpose is to help our communities thrive. That’s why we’re so proud to partner with the Salvation Army to sponsor Project Bundle-Up. Each year many of our teammates enjoy volunteering their time and effort to make sure each child and senior has the necessary items they need for winter. The comfort and joy that this program brings to those in need is truly priceless.”

- Vic Laurenza, KeyBank Market President

Columbia Gas became involved with The Salvation Army and WTAE-TV’s project Bundle-Up because like Project Bundle-Up, Columbia Gas is committed to keeping families and communities safe and warm this winter. Their employees love giving back to the communities they work and live. They care about your community because it’s their community too. They are humbled to partner with The Salvation Army and WTAE for Project Bundle-Up.

UPMC’s service to the community extends way beyond providing high-quality clinical care within our hospitals and doctors’ offices. Driving UPMC’s community service is the relentless dedication of our employees, who every day are on the front lines directly assisting people with many strong community partners, like Project Bundle Up,” said Sean Logan, Board Chair, UPMC East, and long-time Project Bundle-Up volunteer. “We are proud to continue supporting the inspiring and passionate work of the Project Bundle-Up leaders and organizers, who positively impact the lives of so many in our area.”

Citizens Bank strives to set an example in the local communities and to make an impact on the lives of those in need by partnering with great organizations like The Salvation Army. For more than 20 years, Citizens Bank has been volunteering with The Salvation Army through WTAE-TV’s project Bundle-Up, shopping trips being one of their main activities. It is rewarding to see the excitement and fun experienced by both the children and volunteers during the shopping trips.

“At Highmark, we hold the fundamental belief that we have a responsibility to give back to, reinvest in, and strengthen our communities. That’s why it’s important for us to work with and support organizations like the Salvation Army, who provide vital resources in our community to those who need it most” said Evan Frazier, Senior Vice President, Highmark Health. “Project Bundle-Up is a wonderful program that Highmark proudly supports annually, and we look forward to helping children and adults of all backgrounds and circumstances again this year.”

Panera is proud to be part of The Salvation Army and WTAE-TV’s project Bundle-Up. Being a good community partner and giving back is what Panera strives to do. The support of Panera’s loyal customers is what makes it possible for Panera to continue to share generosity in the Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.

Emerson is proud to support Project Bundle-Up and help bring warmth to those in need in Western Pennsylvania. Providing new warm winter outerwear for our children and seniors makes a difference in our Pittsburgh community.”- Bob Yeager, President of Emerson’s Power and Water Solutions business, headquartered in O’Hara Township, Allegheny County.

GCU is a fraternal insurance company that feels it is important for to give back to members and to the community. With a home office located in Beaver, PA, it was important for them to find a way to help in their local community. Project Bundle-Up allows GCU to help those less fortunate with necessities many take for granted. Employees enjoy the experience of helping the children during their shopping experience, and the interaction with the participants-that will certainly be missed this year. (2020)

At GCU our tag line is “Investing in the goodness of community.” We believe that Project Bundle-Up allows us to live up to this motto.

"First National Bank (FNB) is proud to once again partner with The Salvation Army and WTAE for this year’s Project Bundle-Up, as we work together to ensure that no one faces these winter months without the proper clothing to keep them warm. Opportunities like Project Bundle-Up are important to FNB because they provide an essential service to our community’s most vulnerable residents and align with our commitment to make a positive impact where it matters most.”

- Alan Bicker, Regional Banking Executive, First National Bank

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) continues to celebrate a longstanding partnership with Project Bundle-Up through many of our resources, most importantly our UHC staff. The team of UHC staff that supports Project Bundle-Up is a dedicated group and enjoys the service. That help and service has fostered a relationship with Project Bundle-Up. Our staff look forward to seeing the smiles on shopping days.

This year, UHC has expanded our supports to local seniors. Though seeing faces and having fun with the children while shopping is always an amazing experience, we know that our seniors also need to be bundled up. UHC staff are proud to help our members and communities live healthier lives. We remain grateful to be part of the Project Bundle-Up experience and look forward to our continued partnership.

Advanced Controls &Distribution (ACD) is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Project Bundle-Up. The ACD team strives to grow our customers’ success, and we value the impact of helping those within our local community. This year has shown our organization the importance of compassion and support, so it is our honor to be a part of an event that will uplift others in need.

Quality Life Services continues to support because, “The Salvation Army’s dedication to ‘Doing the Most Good’ is so powerfully exemplified during Project Bundle-Up. Over the past few years, Quality Life Services employees have had the privilege of shopping for new coats, hats, gloves, and boots with children in our communities. We are so thankful we get to play even a small part in such a wonderful program. The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. That’s a mission Quality Life Services truly shares and supports.”

“Since the first opportunity of being a part of Project Bundle-Up, which provides new outerwear to the disadvantaged youth in our community, it has become my personal favorite community service event that we are involved in. This program means so much to me because at the age of the children participating, that could have easily been me. Being able to see the interaction between our student-athletes and the children with smiles on both of their faces, is priceless. In addition to the children benefiting from the program, our student-athletes do as well. They are able to understand that there are people that are less fortunate than them, and we have a chance to make an impact.”

Alonzo Webb, Head Coach, Men's & Women's Track & Field/Cross Country, University of Pittsburgh


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