Members of CCAP and Roach & Sons, Inc., hold a presentation check for $15K given to CCAP. (Submitted photo)
MARTINSBURG – R.M. Roach & Sons Inc., parent company of ROCS Local Market convenience stores, Roach Energy and Sunfire Energy Solutions, announces its donation of $15,000 to CCAP/Loaves and Fishes.
The fourth-generation family-owned and -operated company is a longtime supporter of the Martinsburg-based nonprofit organization.
“CCAP is an incredible volunteer-based labor of love in this community that is very dear to our hearts here at R.M. Roach & Sons,” said Steve Roach, owner of R.M. Roach & Sons. “We are proud to support CCAP’s initiatives to provide food and financial assistance to the needy residents of Berkeley County.”
Roach’s mother, Joan Roach, co-founded CCAP in 1982 as part of a group of 16 community members from local churches and businesses. She served as a member of the organization’s board of directors for 25 of the 35 years that CCAP has been supporting the county. “Joanie was very supportive of CCAP, not only with her time, but with her talents. She was volunteering all the way up until her passing,” said Pamela Wagoner, public relations representative for CCAP and past president. “We were blessed to have Joanie as part of our organization, and we’re thankful for R.M. Roach & Sons’ longtime support.”
The $15,000 donated by R.M. Roach & Sons will be used to help stock CCAP’s food pantry, which gave away more than 90,000 pounds of food to Berkeley County residents in need in 2016, said Steve Truax, president of CCAP. A portion of the funds also will support CCAP’s emergency assistance services, which help eligible community members pay for necessities including rent, water and sewer service, propane, electricity, clothing and more.
“The money that R.M. Roach gave us will keep people in homes, it will keep people fed and it will keep them from having to address those basic life issues while they’re looking for work or while they’re on the mend from being injured or ill,” Truax said. “We’re extremely grateful for the support we get from local businesses like Roach.”