“We should be about more than just selling chicken. We should be a part of our customers’ lives and the communities in which we serve. Nearly every moment of every day we have the opportunity to give something to someone else – our time, our love, our resources. I have always found more joy in giving when I did not expect anything in return.” S. Truett Cathy
Since the first restaurant opened its doors nearly 50 years ago, Chick-fil-A has grown from one man’s vision to one of the largest family-owned businesses in the country. Much of the company’s success has been credited to the stability and consistency within the Chick-fil-A’s leadership team.
Stockton Perry, owner/operator of Chick-fil-A-Concord (across from CHS-NE on Hwy 29) believes in supporting his community and serving others. From donating surplus food to local shelters and soup kitchens through the Chick-fil-A Shared Table program, to feeding victims and first responders after a disaster, they give away food all year long to those who need it most.
Being a Chick-fil-A Operator is about more than serving chicken, it's about having a positive impact in the local community. That's why he finds creative ways to serve by supporting the troops through military appreciation events or fundraisers for local schools; or inviting guests for family events like Daddy Daughter Date Night or Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Stockton is always on the lookout for ways to help our communities. CCM is blessed to have Stockton and his team support our ministries and be the 19th hole reception sponsor for our 21st annual golf classic at the Club at Irish Creek.
F&M Bank founded in 1909, is one of the largest community banks headquartered in the Charlotte Region and has branches located on Dale Earnhardt Boulevard and North Church Street in Cabarrus County. F & M has over 108 years in growing and improving the quality of life in the communities in which they are privileged to serve.
One of the many organizations that F&M Bank supports is Cooperative Christian Ministry. In addition to making annual donations to CCM, the Bank also hosts an annual summer food drive designed to assist the less fortunate at a time of the year when donations seem to be at an all-time low. CCM is also one of four food pantries that the bank donates to during the Christmas season.
“Giving back to the community is a huge part of our DNA,” says Steve Fisher, CEO and President of the bank. “Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of what Cooperative Christian Ministry does for our neighbors in need.”
Team Honeycutt is known for being the first real estate team in Cabarrus County and consistently ranks as a top producing team for the Allen Tate Company, as well as nationally in the real estate industry. With more than 200 years of combined real estate experience, Team Honeycutt has helped more than 4,500 families move to their dream home!
As longtime residents of Cabarrus County, they value the “quality of life” enjoyed daily and they are committed to giving back to the community! CCM is one of the non-profits they have partnered with since 2010. Through the use of their Team Honeycutt truck, CCM has been able to pick up food with over 360 trips to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, 65 trips to mobile food pantry sites, and numerous trips to Cabarrus County Fair, businesses, schools and churches who hold food drives for CCM. The truck also helps to pick up donated furniture and supplies for our housing programs.
You will find members of Team Honeycutt involved in many different community efforts and their motto: “Giving back to the community that has been so good to us is a commitment we plan to continue to fulfill”. Thank you, Team Honeycutt, for all you do for our community, and especially CCM!
CCM thanks Ketchie, Inc for closing shop for 4 hours and bringing 25 “soldiers” to volunteer at one of our teaching houses in Kannapolis. The Ketchie Army arrived at 8am ready to work equipped with their arsenal of handyman skills. Some scrubbed and cleaned inside while others dug a French drain outside and after donuts and coffee; they finished with replacing siding and soffits. A mother and her 3 children were able to move in the home because of what the Ketchie Army accomplished! “I am thankful to play a small part in CCM’s mission and their passion to help the homeless community in Cabarrus County”, shared Courtney Ketchie Silver, President of Ketchie, Inc.
Ketchie, Inc has continuously grown since its formation in 1947; from a textile job shop serving the local mills to a third generation, ISO certified, woman-owned corporation operating CNC equipment. In addition to offering custom machine parts, they also manufacture their own line of heavy and standard mounting bearing units. Ketchie works with railroad, mining, lumber, aggregate, textile and many specialized original equipment manufacturers. Ketchie is committed to fulfilling their mission: to be the most respected custom manufacturer for having the highest quality people, products and service.
Vulcan Materials Company – Cabarrus Quarry participated with CCM by donating 50 tons of washed stone for improvements to the Carver Community in Kannapolis through Cooperative Christian Ministry’s neighborhood improvement project during I Love My City Weekend.
The Cabarrus Quarry has received an Excellence in Community Relations Gold Award which recognizes a superior level of active involvement and positive contributions to the facility's neighboring community. In addition, the quarry achieved Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) conservation recertification for its commitment to environmental stewardship.