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$20,000.00 Donation from KAMO to University Healthcare Foundation.

KAMO Facilities Solutions & Supplies (KAMO) Company presented University Healthcare Foundation with a $20,000 donation. University Healthcare Foundation’s President and Vice President for Community Services Laurie Ott, and the Board Chair and Leadership accepted the donation. www.theaugustapress.com

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KAMO Facilities Solutions & Supplies Acquires Paper Company

KAMO Facilities Solutions & Supplies acquired Ferguson Paper Co of Aiken, South Carolina in late March.

According to a statement from KAMO, Ferguson Paper has been a long time customer and the timing was right for the partnership. KAMO plans to open a new storefront and showroom in Aiken in the near future.

"My customers now have the opportunity to order the full line of janitorial needs that ensures they can now keep their facilities completely clean. This was what led me to make the decision to sell my business to KAMO," said Danny Furguson, owner of Furguson Paper.

KAMO CEO Jack Weinstein said the acquisition allows KAMO to expand its footprint. The company has been located in downtown Augusta, Georgia for 74 years. www.cleanlink.com

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KAMO donates $10,000 endowment to local YMCA

Group of people holding check for $10,000

KAMO Facilities Solutions & Supplies Co. has donated a $10,000 endowment fund to the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta.

On Tuesday, KAMO revealed an oversize check for $10,000 that was presented to YMCA President/CEO Danny McConnell.

“KAMO is proud to announce our partnership with the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta,” KAMO President Harris Weinstein said in a statement. He said the company’s core focus aligns with the Y’s mission.

“If KAMO can assist in keeping their facilities clean and healthy and put ease the minds of the YMCA’s members, it is an endowment KAMO is fully behind,” Weinstein said.

Endowment gifts generate interest income to support YMCA scholarships, programs and facilities, while the original donation is maintained intact. https://www.wrdw.com/

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Golden Harvest accepts $5,000 donation for COVID-19 assistance.

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Golden Harvest Food Bank has received a $5,000 donation from KAMO Facilities Solutions & Supplies Co. to help with COVID-19 relief efforts.

On Friday, KAMO revealed a check for $5,000 that was presented to Golden Harvest Executive Director Amy Breitmann.

Harris Weinstein, President of KAMO Facility Solutions and Supplies has served on the board of directors' executive committee for Golden Harvest for a little over three years.

This donation for the COVID-19 relief wasn’t a hard decision to make,” Weinstein said.

Breitmann said Golden Harvest is grateful for the help.

“Impacts from COVID-19 have pushed food insecurity up by 41% in our 25-county service area, so we’re seeing an elevated need for emergency food across the communities we serve,” Breitmann said. “Many of the families coming to us for assistance right now are receiving food help for the first time.” https://www.wrdw.com/

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Donation from KAMO helps fund annual AU Health Employee Cook-Out

Augusta University Health recently welcomed a $3,000 donation from KAMO Facility Solutions & Supplies, which helped to fund the annual Employee Cook-Out.

The Sept. 10 cook-out offered meals and encouragement to nearly 2,000 of “Our AU Heroes,” who have been working tirelessly on the front lines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While the fuel to continue the fight is very much appreciated, it’s more than a meal to these essential workers,” said Katrina Keefer, CEO of Augusta University Health System. “The support from donors like KAMO shows our team just how much the Augusta community appreciates them, and we are incredibly grateful for their generosity during the course of the pandemic.”

In addition to the recent cook-out, KAMO sponsors a meal for the entire EVS team each year during EVS Week, said Kenneth Philibin, director of the Department of Environmental Services for Augusta University Health System.

“Harris and the team at KAMO are great partners to AU Health. They consistently go above and beyond to be sure we have the supplies that we need, when we need them,” said Philibin. “The pandemic has been a very challenging time and KAMO made things easier by working with us every step of the way. We consider Harris and his team part of the AU family.”

KAMO President Harris Weinstein is glad to give back to those on the front lines of COVID-19.

“KAMO is so fortunate to have customers like Augusta University Medical Center,” said Weinstein. “When we were given the chance to support the health care workers, we jumped at the opportunity. Long-term partnerships like this one make our company who we are and help us to grow the right way.”

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