Piedmont Pulls Through for United Way

Piedmont Airlines of Salisbury recently held its 7th Annual “Dash 8 Pull” to benefit United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, raising over $2,359.  Teams of 8 were formed, with each member making a $10 donation to United Way to complete their entry.  Each team then competed by pulling a Dash 8 Aircraft for 15 feet in hopes to have the shortest time. Once again, this year Piedmont opened the competition up to local businesses in the area.  Outside competitors included teams from Olympia Fitness Club, Lower Shore Enterprises and CrossFit Salisbury.  Piedmont Airline’s Maintenance Team was victorious overall, with a record pull time of 5.9 seconds.

United Way’s Executive Director, Kathleen Mommé, shared “The Dash Pull is a perfect example of some of the fun and creative ideas local companies come up with to raise money for local programs.”  

In addition to the Dash 8 Pull fundraiser, Piedmont Airlines holds an annual employee giving campaign where Piedmont employees have the opportunity to make donations, either of cash, check or through payroll deduction.  Last year, over 80 Piedmont Airlines locations raised over $50,000 for United Way and have set a goal of $55,000 for this year.

Mommé continues, “Our partnership with Piedmont Airlines has grown and strengthened over the years.  Thanks to them opening up their workplace campaign to their 80 locations throughout the United States, their employees have an easy way to give back to their community.”