Houston, TX – March 21, 2011 – Abacus Plumbing Company, a leading residential and commercial plumbing company in the Houston area, has reached out to local high school students who lost 17 show animals in a barn fire last month. The students were raising the animals to show in the Montgomery County Fair before the barn where the animals were kept tragically burned to the ground last month.
The students are part of an FFA program at College Park and the Woodlands high schools. The donation from Abacus will assist in rebuilding the barn and ensuring that the students will be able to begin to rebuild for next year’s fair, getting new animals and the feed to begin the process of preparing to show them in 2012.
“When kids work so hard toward a goal, you just hate to see it ended in this way,” stated Alan O’Neill, president of Abacus Plumbing. “So we wanted to do what we could to help make sure that next year will be different and the kids can rebuild and show their animals,” he added.
Construction crews have already begun rebuilding near the old barn and the kids have raised enough in donations to obtain new pigs and feed to participate next year. Abacus donated through its Count on Us to Care Program, which was started to provide support to the Houston community. The program was named after the Abacus brand promise of “You Can Count on Us”, which describes the Abacus commitment to offering reliability, professionalism, and integrity in their plumbing business. “We’re pleased to help alleviate some of the pain these kids are feeling from the effects of this fire,” added O’Neill.
Learn more about the Abacus Plumbing Count on Us to Care Program.