As part of Thorntons 2013 Humanitarian Day, volunteers participate in Projects With Purpose event.
On Saturday Nov. 16, more than 500 Thorntons team members completed a major renovation of The Ann Storck Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as part of their 2013 Humanitarian Day.
The Ann Storck Center is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals, both children and adults, with developmental disabilities. Named after its founder, Ann Storck, a nurse who opened up her home to care for children in the late 1950s, it has grown to now include, adults, an Adult Day Training program, multiple group homes, six Intermediate Care Facilities, a preschool and therapeutic art & music programs.
The transformation of the Ann Storck Center included building a new fence, painting a mural on the playground, painting interior and exterior rooms center, along with re-striping the parking log and cleaning all vans, mobile mini and playground equipment and re-building storage spaces.
The overall project was coordinated by New Orleans based Projects With Purpose, an organization dedicated to promoting social responsibility through teambuilding humanitarian events.
Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., Thorntons operates 174 gasoline and convenience stores, car washes and travel plazas in six states: Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Florida.