Southeast Publications announced at the 2012 KOA Convention in Orlando, Fla., that the company raised $66,343 in 2012 to benefit KOA Care Camps and presented a check to Mike Kuper, chairman of the KOA Care Camps board, according to a news release.
“It was an honor to present the largest check donation in our company history to this great organization and represent the dedication of my father and Wayne towards the KOA Care Camps for the last 18 years,” says Wally Warrick, CEO of Southeast Publications.
Peter Warrick, founder of Southeast Publications, chose KOA Care Camps in 1994 to be the focus in the company’sbelief in giving back. In 2009, Peter Warrick was honored by KOA Care Camps in the Wall of Fame. Peter passed away in 2010 and under the leadership of Wally Warrick and Wayne and Carlene Morris, the company has continued that tradition and has raised and donated over $450,000 since 1994. Recently, Carlene Morris, vice president of Southeast Publications, has been appointed to the KOA Care Camps board of directors, a position that was previous held by Wayne Morris until his passing in July 2012.
“I am overwhelmed with the support we have received through our fund-raising efforts to KOA Care Camps, the children who benefit from this cause are very thankful,” said Carlene Morris.
This is the single largest annual donation in the company history to KOA Care Camps. Because of the contributions from Southeast Publications as well as the dedication and legacy of Peter and Wayne, the KOA Owners Association has created an award in honor of Peter Warrick and Wayne Morris to recognize the efforts and generosity towards this cause. Southeast Publications is committed to reaching the half-million dollar mark in 2013.