Tom Johnson RV Assisting ‘Extreme Makover’
Tom Johnson Camping Center announced they have donated the use of 12 RVs to “Extreme Makeover:Home Edition” and Bellamy Homes to be used by the designers and builders to increase their productivity.
According to a press release, a mix of travel trailers, fifth-wheels and a Class A motorhome are being utilized as office space allowing the designers and builders to be on-site around the clock during the build in Lincolnton, N.C.
“Tom Johnson Camping Center has continuously worked to better the community and the help ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ provides aligns with that goal,” said Gary Stroud, vice president of Marion, N.C.-based Tom Johnson Camping Center. “Whether it’s large efforts like Extreme Makeover, the partnership recently announced with Shriners, or local sponsorships and volunteering, we want to help as much as we are able.”
This is the third ‘Extreme Makeover:Home Edition’ that Tom Johnson Camping Center has participated in during 2011. Previous builds this year included a project outside of Atlanta, Ga., and the Fayetteville, N.C., build that featured First Lady Michelle Obama utilizing a Tom Johnson Camping Center motorhome as an office.
“In addition to the numerous benefits RVs offer in camping, they can also be utilized to increase productivity for business owners and this is a great example of that benefit,” said Stroud. “Business owners come to us for a solution that allows them to be more efficient at work, for better balance of work and family time and even for tax benefits for their business or personal taxes.”
Tom Johnson Camping Center participates in a variety of philanthropic efforts from event sponsorships to charitable auctions. For 10 years, the company has hosted the Relay for Life, supported the South Mountain Children’s Home raising funds and serving on the board, and various employees have supported their local community in roles with volunteer firefighter organizations. In 2010 Tom Johnson Camping Center raised over $12,000 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.