A Mount Airy recycling plant is hoping to raise $10,000 to benefit wounded veterans.
Countryside Community Recycling will collect old, broken or unwanted electronics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at the plant at 5242 Sidney Road to raise funds for the Wounded Warriors Project, a nonprofit that supports U.S. military personnel injured in action.
ďItís [a cause] thatís very important to me,Ē said Margaret Gore, co-owner of Countryside Community Recycling.
Gore served in the U.S. Navy from 2007-10 and currently has a brother in the U.S. Army who, in March, was deployed for the third time to Afghanistan as a flight medic.
Volunteers, including a local Army infantry company, will dismantle the donated electronics that are commonly made from precious or semi-precious metals and donate all the proceeds from the sale.
This is the second drive that the plant has sponsored this year, the first being in April. Gore said that during the spring drive the plant was able to donate $5,000 to Wounded Warriors, a number she hopes to double this time around.
The event will also feature a local Warrior Wall and music.
For more information about the event call 301-829-2329.