The Wayne Pregnancy Center received a special gift Tuesday in the form of a brand-new fence for its playground and a new custom fabricated enclosure for its dumpster.
Both the fencing and new enclosure came free, courtesy of Seegars Fence Co. of Goldsboro. All 50 of the Goldsboro-based company’s employees took time out of their day to install the fencing and enclosure.
The installation is part of a fledgling charity program that Seegars Fence Co. of Goldsboro launched in 2021 called the Helping Hands Community Project.
The Salvation Army of Goldsboro was the first beneficiary of the program, said Ben Harper, Seegers Fence Co. marketing manager.
“Seegars Fence Co. of Goldsboro has been around since 1949 and we have always taken a community-minded approach to what we do,” Harper said. “After being around such a long time, knowing how much the community has done for us, we eventually got to the point that we felt it was time for us to give something back, so we decided a couple of years ago to launch this program.”
Harper said the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic delayed company plans to start the program in 2020, so it launched the program in 2021 instead.
Ben Seegars, Seegars Fence Co. co-owner, said it took 275 feet of fencing to surround the Wayne Pregnancy Center playground.
The work to install the fence was done in two shifts, he said, with one group working the first half of the day and the rest working the second half to have the fencing installed by day’s end.
The Wayne Pregnancy Center applied to the program in March and was approved in April, Seegars said.
Seegars said he was happy the company could provide the new fencing and enclosure for the nonprofit.
“We are super excited to be able to give back,” he said. “Their success blesses so many people.”
Jonathan Chavous, Cry Freedom Missions chief operating officer, also works with the Wayne Pregnancy Center, and said he was humbled that Seegars Fence Co. chose to install the fence for the facility’s playground.
“We are very pleased with Seegars Fence Co. of Goldsboro’s heart and their willingness to give,” Chavous said. “That is what this partnership is all about, giving back to the community.”
John Seegars, Seegars Fence Co. co-owner, said the total cost of the project, which company staff added to the Wayne Pregnancy Center, would normally cost anywhere from $15,000 and $20,000 for a commercial business.
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