Geneva Rock is doing its part to assist local communities in preventing flooding caused by the spring melt. The company is donating cyclone sand, a byproduct of its concrete manufacturing process, to be used in creating barriers to prevent water from reaching homes and businesses.
As of June 12, Geneva Rock has donated 22,800 tons of cyclone sand, valued at $148,200.
This initiative comes in response to the abnormally large snowpack in the mountains this season, which could potentially result in severe flooding. By providing sand to be used in sandbags, Geneva Rock is helping to mitigate the damage that could be caused and protect the communities in which it operates.
“It’s important for us to be there for our neighbors during critical times such as this,” said Jay Ritchie, President of Geneva Rock. “That’s why we’re stepping up and lending a helping hand. Our donation may seem small, but we know it will make a big difference in the lives of those in need.”
Geneva Rock is reaching out to cities within the community to offer its assistance. The sand will be made available free of charge to any city that wants to use it in the creation of sandbags. For a limited time, cities are able to pick up the sand with their own trucks free of charge. Alternatively, Geneva Rock will deliver the sand for just the cost of trucking.
It will be available for pick-up at two locations: the Mount Jordan pit in Bluffdale and Geneva Rock’s pit in South Weber. Cities interested in collecting sand can contact Cody Mills at (801) 281-7965 or (801) 518-1391 for more information.
This donation serves as an excellent example of a company stepping up to help its community in a time of need. By offering its ample resources free of charge, Geneva Rock is demonstrating its commitment to Building a Better Community.